"...a unique sound that is both holy and hip... the integration of an almost prayerful melodicism suggestive of Charles Lloyd with a more forward-thrusting, free-wheeling improvisational approach that echoes Coltrane, Davis, Shorter and Coleman." - Jazz Police

Bobb Fantauzzo has developed a unique voice on the Native American style flute. It is the feel of contemporary jazz voiced through the dulcet tonalities of wooden flutes.

​Labeled an innovator on the Native American style flute, Fantauzzo is known for pushing the boundaries of the instrument, bringing a vitality and intensity to his music. His versatility has provided him the opportunities to perform alongside noted musicians in a wide range of genres – from R. Carlos Nakai to Irv Williams and from Delfeayo Marsalis to the Violent Femmes.

Bobb Fantauzzo headlines JazZen, the Minneapolis based trio that embraces the essence of jazz with highly unusual instrumentation and inspired soloing. The organic timbre of Fantauzzo's wooden flutes, weaving through the swirling undercurrents provided by Aaron Kerr's electric cello and Derrin Pinto's drum kit, opens new sonic possibilities and creates a distinct sound that is simultaneously primitive and contemporary.

"...a versatile sound that incorporates everything from modern groove to world jazz." - MOJA Radio


Feature Tracks



New Age Avant-garde


New Age Avant-garde is JazZen's latest release of original tunes. Using bass riffs and simple melodies as a foundation, the trio explores musical ideas as they evolve and take off on a trajectory into new dimensions.

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Bounce Off the Moon


JazZen's first release as a trio. A collection of originals and standards that brought the Native American style flute out of the canyon and into the club.

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JazZen's debut release with Bobb and Aaron exploring new territory for the Native American style flute and electric cello.

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Bobb Fantauzzo

Bobb's solo CD. Creating a jazz voice for the Native American style flute.

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