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15 August 1951 – 14 March 2023
‘Bobby passed away here at home. I held
him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks
to all of you for your many prayers over the years. He had been
“FLOXED.” It took his health over the last six years
and two months. Rest with God, my love.’
Bobby Caldwell’s live performances are always
electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B,
intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Caldwell has
the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In
Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling
out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases
in those countries. In addition to heavy touring, Caldwell starred
as Frank Sinatra in the David Cassidy/Don Reo theatrical production
“The Rat Pack Is Back” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Caldwell
received rave reviews for his performance, both from industry critics
and from his loyal fans.
Bobby Caldwell has been featured on The CBS Second
Cup Café, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, BET Jazz Central,
and has made numerous national and local network appearances.
As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases,
which have earned accolades far and wide. His song writing skills
have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists
like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond
and Al Jarreau.
Caldwell’s timeless classic, “What
You Won't Do For Love” has been recorded and sampled by more
than 100 artists, including rendition by Boys II Men. A sample of
Caldwell’s song “Open Your Eyes” appeared in the
Grammy nominated platinum rap hit “The Light” by Common.
All combined, Caldwell’s songs and samples have contributed
to over 40 million sales, while artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur,
Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious
B.I.G. have all paid tribute to the blue-eyed singer in the slouch
hat. Caldwell’s classic song was sung by Elliot Yamin during
the final 3 round of American Idol 2006.
Major motion picture and television credits have
brought Caldwell’s music to even broader audiences. His original
composition, “The Girl I Dream About” was included in
Hillary Duff's film, “The Perfect Man,” and in Charlie
Matthau’s film, “Her Minor Thing” and in “Simone,”
starring Al Pacino. Previously, his rendition of “Beyond The
Sea” was selected by actor/director Joe Mantegna as the opening
theme for his directorial debut “Lakeboat.” The song
fit so well with the movie that Mantegna commissioned Bobby to compose
an original piece, “(Oh Boy!) You've Got It Made,” as
the closing theme. “Beyond The Sea,” along with “All
The Way” and “The Girl I Dream About” are also
featured in the motion picture “My First Mister” starring
Albert Brooks and directed by Christine Lahti. “I've Got The
World On A String” was used in "Hearts In Atlantis"
starring Anthony Hopkins. “Luck Be A Lady” is the featured
track in the movie “The Cooler,” starring William H.
Macy, Alec Baldwin, and Paul Sorvino.
Bobby Caldwell’s songs and albums have been
released in the USA, Japan and throughout the globe, and have been
enjoyed by millions of fans.
Born in Manhattan and raised in Miami, Bobby Caldwell
came from a show business family. His mother and father both sang
and were the hosts of one of the first musical variety programs
on television, “Suppertime.” He grew up listening to
show tunes, the music of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett,
as well as The Beatles. These early influences are prevalent in
his singing and song writing.
Caldwell chose a career in music at the tender
age of 17. He has devoted his entire life to song writing, recording,
performing and most of all making people happy. He has toured the
USA and the globe for 40 years, bringing his music to fans of all
ages and backgrounds.