Music Around the Bay Ep 005: Rob Dehlinger


On this Episode, Allie Sealey chats with Pittsburg’s singing trumpet player Rob Dehlinger of the Alpha Rhythm Kings.

Dehlinger was in the Pittsburg High School marching band while in school and after graduation, even ran the band for a 6-year period.

  • 00:50 – Dehlinger talks about his band and the music they play (swing, blues, vintage lounge music) 02:55 – Talks about covers & originals they perform
  • 03:50 – Being a singing trumpet player and the challenges
  • 05:20 – Challenges with being in a bigger band
  • 06:27 – How much rehearsal in a band like this?
  • 07:00 – Types of venues they play, private gigs,
  • 08:00 – Playing for the Recording Academy
  • 09:50 – Being in Pittsburg High School Marching Band and other bands
  • 11:23 – Talks about his time at Pittsburg High and the marching band, teaching the marching band
  • 14:00 – Importance of communication between musician and audience
  • 14:30 – Highlight of playing in Budapest, Austria, and Germany
  • 16:10 – Endurance to play trumpet and sing at same time
  • 18:20 – Career as a trumpet player, where does one go after high school and band?
  • 21:14 – Music of When You Smile
  • 23:10 – Cover Angel from Montgomery

Alpha Rhythm Kings Upcoming Events:

  • Feb 15: Post Valentines ARK Lovefest – Impulse Room (Walnut Creek)
  • Feb 23: Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio (San Francisco)
  • May 26: The Ark in the Castro at Jane Warner Memorial Plaza (San Francisco)

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