Rob Nordli

Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Flute, & Clarinet

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  • Remote Lessons
  • Chicago, IL
  • Wheaton, IL

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  • Master of Music, Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University
  • B.M, Jazz Studies from Elmhurst University


$1 per minute

Background & Experience

Rob Nordli is a Chicagoland based educator and saxophonist. He has shared his music in Germany, Mexico, and all across the United States. As both a student and professional, Rob has accompanied international acts such as Manhattan Transfer, The Temptations, and The Four Tops. In the Jazz Scene, he can be seen performing with his group Rob Nordli Jazz Quartet, and various Chicago land big bands such as Shout Section Big Band and Blues Shift Big Band. Rob can be heard on Shout Section’s latest album “Swingin’ On The Stand” (2019).
As an educator, Rob has shared his passion for music in the private, public, and university settings. In his time as an elementary music teacher, Rob cherished the opportunity to provide a musical foundation for blossoming musicians and strives to awaken a love for music in all his students. He has offered masterclasses in universities and high schools, designed to decode the mystery of improvisation and woodwind technique, fulfilling his goals to reach students of all levels. Rob is a member of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME).
In May 2018, Rob received a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University. While in attendance, he was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship in addition to his service on the Graduate Council, Curriculum Committee, and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee. Rob has studied closely with artists such as Geof Bradfield, Mark Colby, Greg Ward, and Reggie Thomas throughout his education.