Bob DiTota performs on the upright bass and electric bass. Originally a New York City native, Bob traces his love for jazz to the years spent visiting clubs in The Big Apple, listening to jazz greats playing at venues like Birdland, The Village Vanguard, The Blue Note and Basin Street East. Bob’s early influences include Ron Carter, Ray Brown and Oscar Pettiford.
Bob now lives in Melbourne on the east coast of central Florida. He plays with the Jazz Cats (small to medium-sized jazz combos), the Palm Bay Community Band (16 piece swing and jazz band) and now as the regular bassist with the Jordan Thomas Orchestra, based in Vero Beach. Additionally, Bob enjoys playing in the pit orchestra at the Henegar Center in Melbourne when his schedule allows.