Hailed by Fanfare magazine for his "exceptional feel for elegance, wit... and tonal beauty," Bob Eason is currently a doctoral student studying with Dr. Otis Murphy at Indiana University. He holds a master’s degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in music education from The University of Houston, where he studied with Mr. Dan Gelok, Mrs. Valerie Vidal, and Dr. Karen Wylie. Bob has performed several times in Europe and Asia as a result of various competitions, and he was recently a semi-finalist in the 5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bob is the soprano saxophonist of the Kenari Quartet, a dynamic and innovative ensemble that has received numerous awards and accolades including top prizes at several of the nation’s chamber music competitions including the M-Prize, Fischoff, Coleman, J.C. Arriaga, Plowman, and Chesapeake Bay chamber music competitions, as well as a Young Artist Residency with the American Public Media program Performance Today. The Kenari Quartet released their first album in December of 2016, and it was distributed under the Naxos recording label.
A native of Houston, Bob founded the Young Saxophonist’s Institute and continues to teach summer camps in the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas for middle school and high school saxophonists. Bob is truly blessed with the support of an amazing family and wonderful friends.