Rob Kohler

Electric/Acoustic Bass – SJW Jazz Camp Online, Jazz Institute Online


ob Kohler has been a regular at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since 1991.  He has held various titles, including; Education Director, Jazz Camp Faculty Coordinator, and Combo Coordinator.  Besides teaching combos and Bass Master Class, he has taught Beginning Theory, Intermediate Theory, as well as Advanced Theory.  He is mostly known as a bassist however and has performed in concerts, workshops and master classes at SJW with a list of world class players that includes; John Stowell, Jeff Ballard, Stefan Karlsson, George Garzone, Don Hass, Ndugu Chancellor, Tootie Heath, and Dana Leong to name a few.

Besides the SJW, Rob has been an integral part of the South Delta Jazz Workshop in Vancouver B.C. as well appearing annually at The Vancouver International Music Festival since 1998.  He has also been on the faculty at the world re-known New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.  While at NOCCA he created and directed a middle school program as well worked with at the high school during the school year and their summer sessions.

As a composer Rob has been the recipient of two NEA Grants and his originals have been featured on numerous recordings.

He is currently Adjunct Professor of Bass performance at MSU.

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