Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Haffley, Robin (Lynn)
Haffley, Robin (Lynn), saxophone, flute, clarinet; b. Lock Haven, PA, 16 April 1959.
At the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts he earned a B.M. in Clarinet Performance (Jazz Emphasis), and from1983-85, he went to Penn State University, earning an M.M. in Clarinet Performance; he taught during his time there as well.
Since 1986 he has freelanced in Atlantic City Casino Orchestras, the Princeton Symphony, American Swing
Orchestra, Triple Threat Quartet, and others. From 1988-98 he taught music at the Grey Nun Academy, Yardley, PA and from 1988-2003 he taught at LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA.
Buddy DeFranco with the Al Raymond Orchestra: Something Big; Al Raymond Orchestra: Still Swingin'; Lou Lanza: My Corner of the Sky; Music Minus One: The Music of Frank Sinatra, The Music of Harry James
Broadway Shows: A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, Let Freedom Sing!
Public Television (WPSX) Jazz Concert featuring and performing original compositions. (1985)
1998 Recipient, Von Allmen Award for Teaching Excellence, LaSalle University.
1995 Advanced Finale Course, University of the Arts.
1989 Saxophone Workshop, Eastman School of Music.
1985 1st Place, Penn State University Young Artists Competition.
1984 Private study with Phil Woods, jazz alto saxophonist/recording artist/Grammy Award Winner.
1978-81 Scholarship, Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts.