Bob Lipton graduated with honors with a B.M. in music education from San Francisco State University. He is a retired middle school orchestra and band teacher now living on a dirt road in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.
As a tuba player Bob has performed with the San Jose, Oakland, Napa, Monterey, and Berkeley symphonies. He was a member of the SF 49’s band and toured with the Colombia Artists Bel Canto Brass. He has also performed at the San Francisco and Frankfurt Jazz festivals as well at the Filmfare Awards in Mumbai India. Bob was also a member of Tom Petty’s high school rock band–after Tom left the group.
His compositions and arrangements have been performed around the world and multiple times at Midwest.