Bobby Streng is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger of all genres of music.
When not leading his own jazz fusion groups such as Liquid Street, the House Big Band, Saxomble, or the Bobby Streng Group, he can be heard as a member of Walter White and Small Medium at Large, the Paul Keller Orchestra, and as a freelance musician around Detroit and the Midwest. Since 2007, Bobby has enjoyed the privilege of traveling nationally and internationally with the Harry James Orchestra led by trumpeter Fred Radke. In addition to his classic big band work with the HJO, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra featured Bobby in the lead alto role of Jimmy Dorsey on their 2009 US tour. He has also performed with Motown legends like The Temptations, The Four Tops, and The O’Jays.
In the classical music realm, Bobby recorded under Maestro Lenard Slatkin on William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Exerience which earned the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording. He is a former member of the Larry Teal Saxophone Quartet, was a concerto competition winner at the University of Michigan, and performs with Taiwanese marimba virtuoso Isabelle Huang in the Jazoe Duo. This past year, Bobby performed a concerto grosso with the San Louis Potosi Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) with the Toledo based quartet Sax Fourth Avenue and gave a series of master classes in Taiwan.
Bobby holds a bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and a masters from the University of Michigan where he studied with the renowned saxophonist Donald Sinta.