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Rob Avsharian

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Rob Avsharian was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. A graduate of The University of North Texas including a stint at Berklee College of Music. Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from UNT in 1994. After college, while building a busy live and studio freelance schedule in Dallas, Rob co-founded the experimental new-wave/punk band Bobgoblin who later signed with MCA Records in 1997. After releasing “The Twelve Point Master Plan” on MCA, the band took on the alter-ego “The Adventures Of Jet”, and recorded the CDs “Part 3: Coping With Insignificance”, and “Muscle”. Rob also recorded with Boston jazz guitar great Tim Miller, including 1997’s “With The Distance”, and in 2002, “Sides” featuring George Garzone on tenor saxophone. After 3 years of touring nationally with Bobgoblin/The Adventures Of Jet, Rob hit the road again with Island/Def Jam artist The Rocket Summer, and toured the US extensively until 2004 including tours in Canada, Japan, England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Rob also recorded the theme music for the US release of “Dragonball”, “YuYu Hakusho” and “Blue Gender”, the legendary Japanese anime series shown on Cartoon Network.

Rob toured Western Europe, Egypt, Turkey and Kosovo with county singer Derek Sholl in­ 2009 for an Armed Forces Entertainment tour.
Rob frequently tours worldwide (US, Europe, and Asia) with guitarist Andy Timmons(2008-present), and is features on the new Andy Timmons Band release ‘Theme From A Perfect World'(2016).

Rob has recorded and/or performed with Snarky Puppy, Rick Roe, Ralphe Armstrong, Grammy Award winning polka/world music group Brave Combo, Dwight Adams(Stevie Wonder), Matt Nathanson, Steve Bailey, George Garzone, Dennis DeBlazio, Henry Hey, Michael Davis, Bill Reichenbach(L.A. session great), Jimi Tunnel(Steps), Fred Hamilton, Sean Wayland, Bernard Wright(Miles Davis, Marcus Miller), Gilad Heckselmann(Ari Hoenig), Dave Fiuczynski(Screaming Headless Torsos), Steve Hunt(Alan Holdsworth), Kevin Meisel, Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks, My Brightest Diamond, Kristoffer Ragnstam, Alexander Zonjic, and Robert Gomez. Rob has taught privately and in master class format at Berklee’s ‘Guitar Session’ week, The University Of Idaho, and trio clinics with Andy Timmons. Rob has also performed on National Public Radio’s “Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?”, and NPR’s ‘World Cafe Live’ (in Philadelphia w/Matt Nathanson). Also Rob has recorded ad music for IBM, Juicy Juice, GM Goodwrench, and Wastiener beer.
Rob is an endorser of Canopus Drums, Innovative Percussion drumsticks and Evans drumheads and accessories.