Robert’s Story

Chicago-based musician Robert Baglione is a renowned figure in both the local and international music scenes. His versatility as a musical chameleon spans various platforms, including studio, theater, freelance gigs, and corporate events, showcasing styles ranging from jazz, funk, fusion, rock, and pop to neo-soul and ethnic genres like flamenco, Greek, Irish, and Jewish.

With roots in the Northeast Friuli Region of Italy, Robert’s early influences were shaped by his family and exposure to music and art at home. Introduced to the electric guitar at age 13, he balanced his passion for music with his interest in art throughout his schooling years. Joining a well-established horn band at sixteen, he honed his skills alongside seasoned professionals on the Chicago music scene.

Transitioning from art to music major at Triton College, Robert immersed himself in jazz under the mentorship of local guitarist Stu Pierce, who also taught Terry Kath of the band Chicago. Over the decades, he continued to refine his craft through lessons with esteemed musicians like Joe Diorio, Ted Green, Scott Henderson, Sid Jacobs, and Mike O’Neill.

Influenced by a diverse range of artists from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, Robert’s musical journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a deep passion for jazz.

Featured Music:

Since 1978, Robert has collaborated with an extensive roster of artists, including:

Rock Fusion Band


Jazz Fusion Band

Jimmy Earl

Bassist with Chick Corea

Scott Kinsey

Keyboardist with Tribal Tech

Walfredo Reyes, Jr.

Drummer with Santana

O’Teil Burbridge

A.R.U., Allman Brothers, Peacemakers

Kofi Burbridge

A.R.U., Derek Trucks

Bill Evans
Saxophonist Miles Davis & John McLaughlin

Robert Harsen
Drummer with Melissa Manchester, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal

Forrest Robinson
Drums with T.L.C., A.R.U.

Chicago Jazz Enzemble

Bill Dickens

Bassist & W B Recording Artist, Ramsey Lewis, Janet Jackson, Al DiMeola, Larry Coryell

Ernie Adams

Drums-Al DiMeola, Ramsey Lewis

Larry Bright

Drums-Tom Costner, Frank Gambale, Victor Wooten

Power House with

Jim Cammack Bassist with Ahmad Jammal

El Bu Ho

Gary Gazaway with Phish

Bernard Purdie

Drums with Steely Dan

Victor Wooten

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Joseph Wooten

Keyboardist with The Steve Miller Band

Regi Wooten

JD Blair

Drums-Victor Wooten, Shania Twain

Mark Egan

Bassist with Pat Methany

Phil Upchurch


Larry Gray


Michael Henderson

Bassist-Miles Davis

Jean Carne

Derico Watson

Victor Wooten

Steve Rodby

Bassist-Pat Matheny

Victor Miranda

Bassist-Al Dimeola

CeCe Penniston

RB Vocal Record Artist

Larry Coryell


Danny Gottlieb

Drums with John McLaughlin

Kirk Covington

Drums with Tribal Tech

Paul Wertico

Drums with Pat Methany

Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago

Gospel Band

Donald Barrett

Pink, Pussy Cats, Impromp2

Ruslan Sirota

Stanley Clarke

Johnny Britt


Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Bob Mamet

Atlantic New Age Recording Artist

Robert Baglione’s musical talents also extend into the realm of film and theater.
Notable projects he has been involved with include:

  • Gilligan’s Island The Musical
    A Sherman Schwartz productionMusical Director-Laurence Juber
  • The Buddy Holly Story
  • The Blues Brothers Revival
    John Belushi Estate and Dan Ackroyd
  • The Color Purple
    Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Quincy Jones