Born in Los Angeles and raised in Central California, Bob Keefe spent his
formative guitar years playing professionally in Fresno. He has performed
with Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Glenn Stuart, Lou Marini, Eugene Friesen,
Jack Petersen, Johnny Smith, Steve Morse, Mike Harvey, and Chris Buzzelli.
Bob has over fifty works to his credit, including three works for orchestra,
two rock musicals and a string quartet. Bob has been in residency at the
MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.
A former student of jazz teacher Jack Petersen, Bob has been
active in performing in jazz and rock bands for over four decades.
For the past fifteen years, Bob has maintained an active guitar studio
of about 40 students in the Ithaca and Lansing, New York area.
He currently teaches at McNeil Music in Lansing, New York.
He performs regularly with the Backtalk Band .