Led by Grammy & Emmy Award winner John Colby (Music Director ESPN ESPYs, NASCAR Awards) and Bev Rohlehr (Persuasions, National Jazz Ensemble, Mel Lewis Orchestra), The Colbys are a high-energy, no two nights ever the same musical experience.
Keyboards and Vocals
Grammy, Ace and Emmy award winning composer and producer. John received a Grammy for Ken Burns' “Civil War” soundtrack and an Ace was for ESPN's “Outside the Lines”. A composer of hundreds of TV sports themes including ESPN's Emmy winning Sportscenter, he was responsible for shaping the sound of the world's largest cable network.
He has been Music Director for the ESPY Awards since its inception, The Player's Choice, NASCAR, Indy 500 and College Basketball award shows on ESPN.
Colby is currently Music Director/Keyboardist for Clarence Clemons. He produced Clarence's “Live from Asbury Park” CD which was released in the fall of 2004.
He has performed with, among others: Ray Charles, Bill Murray, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Duane Eddy and Grand Master Flash.
Check out John Colby's personal site.
Bev has performed world wide and mostly throughout the Northeast in venues including Iron Horse Music Hall, Village Vanguard, and Newport Jazz Festival as a featured vocalist for such Big Bands as Mel Lewis' Jazz Orchestra and the National Jazz Ensemble.
Her album credits include: “Symphony in Black,” a Smithsonian release; and “No Frills” by the Persuasions. (Rohlehr is the only woman ever to work with them). She has appeared on TV in two episodes of the award winning children's show Grover's Corner.