Beginning in 1986, for a period of almost 10 years, Bobby owned and operated 2 popular Jazz Clubs, Legends Of Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. and another on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, CA. His band, the Hollywood Blvd. All-Stars, was the house band and hosted countless legendary jazz greats including Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Supersax great Jay Migliori, Ray Pizzi, Tonight Show staples Ross Tompkins, Sal Marquez, Pete & Conti Condoli, Don Menza, Jack Sheldon, Herb Jeffries, Ernie Andrews, Jake Hanna, Sarah Vaughn pianist George Gaffney, Les Brown bassist Ernie McDaniel, Charlie Parker drummer Larance Marable & others. Bobby was President of The Hollywood Jazz Festival Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 and in 1995 produced Hollywood's 1st official Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Palladium through a grant from the City of Los Angeles. Cottonwood sold his Club and moved to Sedona, AZ. later that year & began performing Jazz, Country, Rock, Blues & Dixieland to rave audiences & reviews in the No. Ariz. music scene at Fairs, Festivals & in night clubs, hotels & casino showrooms throughout N. AZ. & Las Vegas. Since moving to Sedona in '95
& then Las Vegas in '06, Bobby has devoted much of his time as a Music Educator teaching Drums, Voice, Diaphramatic Breathing, Ear Training, Music Theory & Notation publicly& privately at No. AZ's largest Magnet High School, Achieve Academy in Prescott Valley;
AZ Music Pro Academy 3 1/2 years in Prescott, AZ; Premier Music Academy in L. V. 2006 - 2010, & continues to maintains a list of dedicated private students in AZ. & Las Vegas.
Bobby Cottonwood - Bandleader, Musician, Drum & Vocal Instructor