Bobby Rosengarden (left) and Len Skeat (bass player) in London, 1980 performing at "Pizza Express".



Television Work: The NBC Years (1949-1968)


Note: I anticipated having a long list of television shows here of which Bobby R. was either the drummer or the percussionist. He was a studio musician for NBC during that entire time. However, aside from The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where Bobby was a player in the orchestra, I have not been able to get a specific list from NBC directly nor have I been able to obtain a list from any other source to date. If anyone can supply me with a list of shows and specials for these years that would include Bobby R.'s participation, please contact the webmaster.



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The Dick Cavett Show

Dick Cavett

Bobby Rosengarden was the leader of the band for The Dick Cavett Show for five years (1969-1974).  In addition, Bobby also did work on The Steve Allen Show, The Ernie Kovacs Show, and Sing Along With Mitch.
Still photographs of Bobby playing drums for Cavett can be seen here.

Bob Rosengarden Orchestra, "Svengali"/"Smile On Your Face", RGA #2685 (19__).[CS]
Unpublished recording of rehearsal of Gerry Mulligan arrangements for The Dick Cavett (television) Show.


Svangali; performed by Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax); Bobby Rosengarden, drums; The Dick Cavett Show Band (Bobby Rosengarden, conductor).

Smile On Your Face; performed by Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax); Bobby Rosengarden, drums; The Dick Cavett Show Band (Bobby Rosengarden, conductor).

This recording is part of the Gerry Mulligan Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.

Bobby Has Also Been Involved With . . .


Being a Ludwig Drum Clinician

The Jazz Society of Pensacola, FL
Playing for charitable functions

(Bobby was also the visible orchestra leader for tv's Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for more than a decade)

Performing at the Hamilton College (N.Y.) Alumni Weekend with Bucky Pizzarelli and other senior jazzmen
Making interview material available to students at the Hamilton College Jazz Archive
Playing Jazz Festivals in the Greater Florida area.

Bobby Rosengarden was an active member of this club; above is the 1980 logo used by the club.


1981 Poster advertising the 2nd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival, which Bobby Rosengarden actively participated in - along with other music noteables
Dick Hyman, Derek Smith and Bucky Pizzarelli, from Bobby's recording days.

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