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Robert Jospe

Robert Jospé

Bluegrass passes for alternative music in central Virginia, and you can find a blues-rock band in the wheel-well of every other pickup truck. But even though drummer Robert Jospe traded his New York City address for a house at the end of a dirt road here more than 20 years ago, he still hasn’t lost his taste for percussion-driven, big-beat jazz.

“I know that just keeping things grooving will draw people into the music,” Jospe says. “Percussion has always attracted people as does music where people can follow form of the tune. That’s just another part of communicating to the audience.”

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