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Dear Naples Jazz Lovers,

 Bob Zottola’s Jazz Simpatico with Stu Shelton on keyboards, Tim Ruger on drums & Yours Truly Bob Z on trumpet & vocals WILL be performing at Food & Thought this Friday July 19, 2024 from 5:30-8:30 PM. It will be Classic Jazz & The Great American Songbook music. Food & Thought is located at 2132 Tamiami Trail N Naples 34103.


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As long as you keep comin’ we’ll keep swingin’ Bob

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Back in 2020 when Covid first created havoc in all of our lives, I posted this...                                                       

Dear Friends & Naples Jazz Lovers,

We all have more free time than we know what to do with and as a musician, I felt it important to compose and record a song that is timely and perhaps helpful in reinforcing the guidelines that we’re all trying to follow. (“It ain’t easy, right?”)

With that in mind I composed, sang and played The Stay At Home Blues and recorded it "all by my lonesome" in my home studio.

Feel free to share it with others.

I hope and pray that this will be over soon and I’ll be able to see you and actually play live performances!

Stay safe & healthy!


                    God Bless America

                            The Stay At Home Blues

                        Jazzy Easter Parade

  Here’s another piece that I call An Improvised Soliloquy for Unaccompanied Trumpet:

                       Cheek To Cheek


                            The Way You Look Tonight

Stu Shelton and I recorded these songs at his home studio and yes we actually were able to record together while practicing “social distancing”.

We know it’s been tough on all of us with the hardship of not being able to play our music for you, so this was our heartfelt effort to remedy the situation.

Stay safe & healthy!


 We were videoed in 2019 by Naples All Around Town and it can be viewed on YouTube by clicking on this link:

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Bob Zottola's Jazz Simpatico

Bob Zottola is an accomplished musician who worked on NYC’s Broadway with Les Miserables for sixteen years, in addition he performed with a huge number of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennet, Rosemary Clooney, Stevie Wonder, Mel Torme, Benny Goodman, Maynard Ferguson, The Glenn Miller USAF Band and Chick Corea!

© Robert Zottola 2018