Bob Venier plays Temby Vintage “BV”
Bob Venier now plays his own Temby Vintage Custom “BV” model trumpet with Marcinkiewicz 3/3c concert hall mouthpiece. David Temby “When i was a young player, I was captivated by Bob Venier playing beautiful lyrical jazz lines. He has remained my absolute favourite flugelhorn player since. Bob has been perhaps Australia’s most versatile professional trumpet player for decades now, and his playing is as precise and heartfelt as ever. To have Bob playing one of my horns is a dream come true. He play tested a number of Temby models including cryo treated silver custom models, but finally settled on a custom raw brass “Vintage” instrument which we then modified to become his own signature model. His sound is magical on this horn – thanks Bob!”
Recognised as one of Australia’s leading trumpet players, Bob has been in constant demand as both a studio session musician and a jazz soloist for the last three decades. He started his career inBallarat playing dixieland, mainstream and big band music with local bands, before moving to Melbourne where he played with Smacka Fitzgibbon at “Smacka’s” for 3 years. Bob joined The Garry Hyde Tradition quartet in 1967 (playing brass and percussion as well as singing) and for 6 years played with them in Australia, England, Europe and Asia and on cruise ships sailing between New York and Bermuda. In the early 70’s, Bob joined the ABC Orchestra where he played percussion for 2 years before moving to the brass section for a further 10 years. In 1978 he joined the modern jazz quartet Pyramid and performed at the Montreaux and North Seas Festivals. As first trumpet he toured Australia and the USA with the Bi-Centennial Australia Jazz Orchestra in 1988, and also featured as flugelhorn soloist with Don Burrows and James Morrison. During the 80’s and 90’s, Bob was a regular musician on leading TV shows including The Don Lane Show, The Bert Newton Show, Young Talent Time and The Steve Vizard Show. He has also been the featured soloist on albums by various artists, most notably The Little River Band track, Reminiscing.
Check out rare footage of Bob Venier, David Hirschfelder, David Jones and Roger McLaughlin – Pyramid at Montreaux Jazz Festival 1983!