Dynamo / Bob Lanzetti
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Dynamo is a Nashville, Tennessee–based nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—with an energy that’s undeniably infectious. Formed in late 2012, Dynamo consists of nine core musicians. When they’re not performing or recording in Nashville, the band is on the road, spreading its unique brand of feel-good music to audiences all over the world.
Bob Lanzetti is a Brooklyn, New York–based professional guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He has performed and recorded with many artists throughout the New York City area and has played in more than 40 countries with the three-time Grammy Award–winning jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy.
Growing up on the New Jersey shore, Lanzetti had the fortune of studying music with New York City-area based guitar greats Chris Buono, David “Fuze” Fiuczynski, and Vic Juris. In 2000, Lanzetti moved to Denton, Texas, to further his education at the University of North Texas, where he earned a bachelor's degree in jazz studies. In addition to his studies, he was fortunate enough to get involved in the thriving R&B and gospel music scene in the Dallas/Forth Worth area—and to meet the musicians who would go on to form the core of Snarky Puppy.
As a member of Snarky Puppy, Lanzetti has had the opportunity to contribute as a writer, arranger, and guitarist, playing on every recorded release and performing all over the world. The "Pups" have earned three Grammy Awards to date: Best R&B Performance in 2014 ("Something," featuring Lalah Hathaway), and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017 (Sylva, with Metropole Orkest, and Culcha Vulcha, respectively). Since 2006, Lanzetti has been residing in Brooklyn, New York, where he has become an in-demand session guitarist performing and recording with many artists, including Tommy Sims, Bokanté, Michelle Willis, Cory Henry, Ghost-Note (Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth), Lucy Woodward, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Banda Magda, Underground System, and many others.
In addition to sideman work, Lanzetti writes, records, produces, and performs his own original compositions with his quintet. His debut record, Whose Feet Are These That Are Walking, was released on September 29, 2017, with a tour to follow.