Bob Lanzetti is a Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn, NY-based professional guitarist, composer, and educator. He has performed and recorded with many artists including Snarky Puppy, Tommy Sims, Lucy Woodward, Banda Magda, Underground System, Philip Lassiter, Musiq Soulchild, Ari Hoenig, John Ellis, David Fiuczynski, and many others. In addition to performing and recording, Bob is also committed to music education, teaching private guitar lessons out of his Brooklyn studio, collaborating with other artists in music outreach programs for underprivileged teens, and giving clinics around the world.
Hailing from the Jersey Shore, Bob had the opportunity to study music with guitar greats Chris Buono, David Fiuczynski, and Vic Juris. In 2000 Bob moved to Denton, TX to further his jazz guitar studies at the University of North Texas. It was there that he met and played with many of the musicians who would eventually form the core of Snarky Puppy.
Snarky Puppy records and performs extensively around the world playing about 175 dates a year. They have released 8 full-length albums, the last of which was recorded with European-based orchestra the Metropole, and is soon to be released on Impulse Records. In January 2014, Snarky Puppy won their first Grammy for “Best R&B Performance,” with Lalah Hathaway. Their latest recording, set to be released late 2015, features many special guests including folk-rock legend David Crosby.
Since 2006 Bob has been residing in Brooklyn, NY. There he has become an in-demand session guitarist, performing and recording with many artists in virtually all styles of music from Peruvian Pop to free-jazz. He is currently writing and recording music for his debut record as well as performing solo improvised guitar music for yoga and dance classes. Bob has just completed the 2nd outreach project through Carnegie Hall for underprivileged teens in NY, in which he and other artists worked with kids to write, record, and perform their own original songs.
“I love the versatility of the Infinity. You can use MIDI and essentially create a “one man band” as well as use the Infinity as an “effect” making many ambient textures utilizing Varispeed, reverse loops, stutter, etc.”