© 2015 by ROD BEST. 

Biography

Australian Smooth Jazz Keyboard Artist Rod Best has been quietly producing, writing and performing sensational music for a number of years from his native part of Australia, in sunny tropical Queensland.   

 

Over the years, Rod Best has recorded a variety of original praise and worship albums and has produced a number of albums for various artists. He has been involved in training, developing singers and musicians as well as writing music arrangements for small stage bands through to large orchestras, he’s also been involved with direction of major musical productions and song compositions.

 

His own music…produced over the past few years seemed to be enjoyed by a limited few who had found his music online. Rod Best's music is exciting contemporary Jazz and is now finally finding a new audience right across the world. Rod Best has studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging, developing a wealth of experience in composition and arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles. His blend of Keyboard Jazz has been enjoyed for many years and has featured on so many albums for various projects through the years.

 

Rod studied at Jazz Worx in Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz. He has also studied under some great Australian Jazz piano players who have received so many International and Australian music industry awards & recognition. These include: 

Tony Ansell (1945-2000) - https://youtu.be/SNK7YYsd8Qs?list=RDSNK7YYsd8Qs 

Mike Nock - http://www.mikenock.com/

Michael Bartolomei - https://youtu.be/OrnoZmIi69Q

Chuck Yates -  http://australianjazz.net/2012/06/chuck-yates-at-75-a-giant-of-australian-jazz/

Judy Bailey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Bailey_(pianist)

Dave Fennell - http://www.davidfennellmusic.com/

Vince Genova (1943-2007)- http://jazz.org.au/vale-vince-genova/  

Kevin Hunt - http://kevinhunt.com.au/about-us/

 

You'll find a selection of Rod Best music in the Album and Singles Pages, including recently released "The Best of Rod Best" and the New Single "In The Groove". One of Australia's grooviest musicians is just a click away! Plus you can also listen to a selection of Rod Best music on the World's Coolest Music Radio, http://phaseglobalradio.com/proudly supporting  Australian music.