"...I believe in the international language of rhythm and music and the power it has to move and even heal people. It speaks to everyone and crosses borders and barriers..."
R.Citron, Drummer / Percussionist since 1978
Rob is a native New Yorker with over 20 years experience in the music industry as a professional musician. He studied Drums with such famous musicians as: Gary
Chester, Sonny Igoe, percussionist Jack Jennings and Steve Rutger of the University of Miami. As one of the most versatile and diverse drummers, he has toured nationally with the Broadway Musical Productions "A Chorus Line" and "Camelot". He has performed with Nell Carter, The Temptations, The Platters y The Marvellettes and is a world traveler performing for the major cruise lines as musical director and show band leader.
After moving to Miami, Florida in 1986, he has played with Jazz great multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan, trumpeter Pete Minger, Latin Jazz Recording Artist Nestor Torres, and saxophonist / educator Greg Diaz.
Worked as Project Coordinator (PACE Concerts, Miami, Florida 1986-88). Events included: festivals, corporate events and concerts such as The Miami Zoo Concert Series (Dave Sanborn, Roberta Flack, Blood, Sweat and Tears), The Art Deco Festival and many others.
For more than eight years, Rob has held down the drum chair with guitarist, percussionist, jazz educator and clinician Steve Gryb for all his ensembles, including recording Steve Gryb's "Listening to Jazz"
Video published by Prentice-Hall, distributed to Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.
As musical Director, Rob Citron's "East Coast Rhythm Players" featuring Jazz, Blues Diva Teri Wilson performed throughout S. Florida and traveled to Dubai, The United Arab Emirates for Grosvenor Productions. Drummer/percussionist with The Miami Philharmonic Steel & Percussion Orchestra (featured in the Orange Bowl Parade, and the Percussive Arts Societies "Day of Percussion"). From 1994-96 Rob was the Head of The Percussion Department at the Metropolitan
Conservatory of Music.
Rob now lives in Barcelona, Spain since 1997. During his seven years in the
Ciudad Condal as drummer, band leader, musical director and musical entrepreneur, he has provided services for Mas i Mas (Jamboree, La Boite, and La Cova Del Drac), Maremagnum, Puerto de Barcelona, Feria de Barcelona, Centro Comercial Les Glories, Hotels Arts y Majestic y Casa Batlló (Gaudi landmark), La Cala Morisca, Roda de Bará Camping, Camping Tamarit and Camping Stel and many others.
He has appeared on some of the most popular Radio and TV programs in Barcelona: BTV, TV3 and Canal 33, La Cosa Nostra, ComRadio, and has performed in all the most important clubs and theatres throughout Cataluña.
- Festival de Tres Culturas (Murcia)
- Barcelona Jazz Festival
- La Mercé
- El Grec
- Ciutat Vella Jazz Festival
- Internacional Jewish Film Festival
- Festival de Jazz de Girona.
Performed With The Following Groups:
- Tikun (Spain's first Klezmer band)
- Michele Faber Trio (Jazz)
- Rob Citron Quartet with Violeta Curry (R&B, Soul - musical director)
- Taller de Musica Orchestra (Barcelona's premier conservatory of music)
"Tribute to George Gershwin"
- Coco Comin Productiones "Scenic" and "West" (Broadway Musical Reviews)
- Josep Soto (Flamenco, Brazilian Group)
- Melting Pot (Funk-Acid Jazz Band)
- Steve De Swart Blues Band
- Hot Swing Machine (Swing, Big Band)
- Big Yellow Taxi (Pop, Rock Band)
- Universal Studios Port Aventura (Country & Western Band)
- James Lynch (Country & Western Band)
- Peter Mayr Ensembles: The Breakers (Rock and Rhythm and Blues Band)
Perfect Strangers (Deep Purple Tribute Band) and DAMAYA (Carlos
Santana Tribute Band)
- "Life Song" Broadway Musical Review Sound Track. Steve Zawel Productions with Tony Award Winner, Douglas Besterman Musical Director.
- Steve Gryb's "Listening to Jazz" Video, published by Prentice-Hall.
- D. R. La Fleur "Flowers of Love and Delusion"
- "ME" George Feldner Productions
- SoBe Rhythm and Blues Project "Live at Washington Square"
South Beach, Florida.