Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Schneiderman, Rob (Robert Roland)
Schneiderman was raised in California. His Jazz career began in San Diego during the late seventies and early eighties playing piano for visiting soloists such as Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt, Harold Land and Charles McPherson. A move to New York in 1982 led to performing and touring experience with the likes of J.J. Johnson, Chet Baker, James Moody, Art Farmer and Clifford Jordan including trips to Europe and Japan. A performance fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts featured Rob with George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Claudio Roditi, and Slide Hampton. In May 2001 Rob received a Ph.D. in Mathematics under the guidance of Robion Kirby from the University of California at Berkeley. After a year working with Peter Teichner at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik Bonn as a National Science Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow, Rob is currently at NYU's Courant Institute. His area of interest is Low-dimensional Topology and his research is currently focused on 2-spheres in 4-dimensional manifolds and 3-dimensional knot theory.
As a Jazz educator Rob has taught as an adjunct professor in the Jazz departments of both William Paterson University (with Rufus Reid) and Queens College NY (with Jimmy Heath) in addition to giving numerous clinics around the country and teaching many students privately. He has also been on the faculty of The Jazz School in Berkeley, CA.
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