Over the years Rod Best has been involved in training and developing of singers and musicians as well as writing music arrangements for small stage band through to large orchestras, direction of major musical productions and song composition.
He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging, developing a wealth of experience in composition and arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles. He has also studied under some great Australian jazz piano players including Tony Ansell, Mike Nock, Michael Bartolomei, Chuck Yates, Judy Bailey, Dave Fennell, Vince Genova and Kevin Hunt.
He studied at Jazz Worx in Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz. Rod is married to Jan and lives in Queensland, Australia. He has written many songs for praise and worship in churches.
Rod has also released two instrumental albums called “Best Of Smooth” and “The Best of Rod Best” as well as a number of instrumental singles including “Sweet Emotion”, “In the Groove”, “Move ‘n’ Groove”, “Besty’s Bossa”, “Lazy Days”, “Turn Up the Heat”, “Lasting Impression”and recently, “Going Places”. He has also completed a collaboration EP project with “Light of Love” from Chicago called “The Best Of Christmas”.All Rod’s music is available at www.rodbestmusic.com or from iTunes, CD Baby or Amazon.
CD and Singles Release dates and purchase links:
“Move ‘n’ Groove” – Release date 7th November 2016
“Going Places” – Release date 10th December 2016
“High Energy” – Release date 31st January 2017
“Piano Groove Time” – Release date 25th March, 2017 (my latest single release)
The Best of Rod Best CD – Release date 1st October 2016