Bob Bertles


Alto/Baritone/Clarinet

Born Newcastle. Active from mid-50's, playing often at the legendary El Rocco. Also worked in leading rock bands Johnny O’Keefe and the Dee Jays and Max Merritt and the Meteors. To London from '69 to '76 where he joined the top British band Nucleus. During this time he worked often in Europe.

In the late '70's he returned to Sydney playing concerts and recording with the Col Nolan Quartet. Lead his own group Moontrane in the '80's. With the Australian Jazz Orchestra toured the USA in '88.

Now leads his own quintet and has released two albums on the Rufus label. Tours Australia regularly for performances at various jazz clubs.