In addition to my academic work, I am also an avid amateur (formerly professional) jazz and pop/rock pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. You can find my SoundCloud page, with various downloadable audio files, at soundcloud.com/rob-pasternak. You can also view my YouTube channel, Rob Makes Music, here. Included below are (1) a home recording I did in January 2017 of the Dizzy Gillespie classic “Con Alma”, one of my favorite jazz standards; (2) a home recording of a free improvisation I did in December 2016; and (3) a video of the Williams College Jazz Ensemble performing my 2011 senior thesis composition, Cinematic Suite, with myself at piano.
(1) Con Alma
(2) Improv – December 16th, 2016
(3) Cinematic Suite