Bob Nantz – Trumpet & Vocals...
The CRAIG WOOLARD BAND is proud to add BOB Nantz to the CWB Horn Section!
Bio and Picture coming soon!
Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Flugelhorn, Vocals
Keith began playing trumpet when he was nine years old. He attended Davie High School where his band director was Robert Patillo. (Greg Watson’s, our bass player, father-in-law! The CWB really is a tight family band!) Robert really got the fire going in his students musically by regularly taking them to hear live concerts, such as Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson and the Charlotte Symphony. While still in high school, Keith studied privately at the N.C. School of the Arts, and in the summers he attended the Elon Brass Clinic and Cannon Music Camp. A graduate of Appalachian State University, Keith earned his music degree and studied trumpet under Joe Phelps. While in college, Keith played in many Jazz, Fusion, Rock and Experimental Jam bands. After leaving ASU, Keith attended Indiana University. Here, he studied trumpet under Bill Adam, whose students include Chris Botti, Randy Brecker, and Jerry Hey. Having enough of school, Keith broke loose and moved to Orlando, Florida where he played at Disney World and freelanced in the Orlando area.
After working for the “mouse” for a while, it was time to move back to North Carolina where they play great music – Beach Music! Keith accepted a job with the Fabulous Kays, and was with them for thirteen years. Other bands include Shakers, East Coast Party Band, and The Entertainers. As well as one heck of a live musician, Keith is an accomplished studio recording artist. Although you can hear Keith’s horns on recordings by many beach music bands in this area, you can also recognize his sound on Access Hollywood, Fox Sports, Access NFL, The Bernie Mac Show and TNN. Keith is very excited to be with the Craig Woolard Band. “It is the best band I’ve ever worked with. Every player is a MONSTER MUSCIAN!” Keith recently moved from the Charlotte area, and lives in Carolina Beach with his wife Katie and his 8-year old beautiful little daughter, Maggie.Keith brings energy, fun, and expert musicianship to The Craig Woolard Band. His addition to the brass section really completes the band’s already unsurpassed and dynamic sound. We are blessed to add him to The CWB family.