Robby is an accomplished songwriter; the primary composer behind The Lionfish's two studio albums Jonesin' For You (2016) and You Won't Keep Me Down (2018). He writes in a wide variety of genres, from rock to funk, jazz, pop, and folk.
Robby has composed for many groups, including the Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble, the Fairfield University Bensonians, the Fairfield University Glee Club, the Purchase New Music ensemble, and the Purchase Percussion Ensemble. He composes pieces blending classical, jazz, folk, and rock influences to create a unique compositional voice. He is the primary composer behind the Catholic mass setting "Mass For The Journey." He also composed the score for Theater Fairfield's award-winning production of the play "A Kid Like Jake."
Robby's current project is called "American Still." It is a concept album written, produced, and recorded all by Robby. It has elements of classical music, jazz, folk, and rock, combining to offer a fresh musical perspective on today's world, and is supported by a stellar cast of musicians from the NYC area.
Robby is an accomplished arranger as well, having arranged many songs in many different genres for jazz ensembles and choirs. Robby specializes in a cappella arrangements, and his arrangements can be heard on the albums of the Fairfield University Bensonians.
But Now I See
Performed by the Fairfield University Glee Club, But Now I See is an arrangement/adaptation of many different spiritual style pieces: Sign of the Judgement; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Go Down, Moses; Shackled and Drawn (Bruce Springsteen) with Psalm 96; Lift Every Voice and Sing; and Amazing Grace. This performance is from the Fairfield University Glee Club Concert "A Star Spangled Showcase."
Quintet was my first piece composed for the Purchase New Music Ensemble. It is a chamber piece. This video is from the New Music concert at the conservatory at SUNY Purchase.
Somewhere In A Burst Of Glory, For Percussion Ensemble
Performed by the Purchase College Percussion Ensemble
Spring 2018 Jazz Quintet
Spring 2018 Jazz Quintet
Learn to Fly, OPB Foo Fighters
The Fairfield Univeristy Bensonians perform my TTBB a cappella arrangement of the Foo Fighters' Learn to Fly.
The Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble, led by Brian Torff, performing my arrangement of David Bowie's Space Oddity, featuring Ben Bayers on vocals.
For chamber ensemble, performed here by the Purchase New Music Ensemble.
This TTBB a cappella piece is based on selected prayers of St. Ignatius. It is performed here live by the Fairfield University Bensonians at the Church of St. Ignatius in Rome, Italy.
The Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble performs my piece Butterfly Clockwork.
For jazz quintet, performed here live by Purchase College Jazz Performers.
jazzy pop/rock demo
For jazz quintet, performed here live by Purchase College Jazz Performers
For percussion ensemble, performed here by the Purchase College Percussion Ensemble.
This is the debut album Jonesin' For You by The Lionfish. It is also available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and wherever music is sold.
This is the music I composed and performed for Theater Fairfield's Award-Winning Production of "A Kid Like Jake." The music was used in between scenes and as incidental music during select scenes.
A clip from the Fairfield University Bensonian's album recording of my arrangement of Good Grief by Bastille.The full album (Brother II Brother) can be found on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music.
This is a setting of the Catholic mass that I was the primary composer of. It was co-composed by Daniel Horstmann. It is performed here by Note The Way Ministry.
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