an activist litigant in federal lawsuits (Turley vs. NYPD and Turley vs. Giuliani) covered in full-page and front-page articles in the New York Times, New York Law Journal, and other publications,
president and founder of the 3,000-member Korean Art Society and publisher and editor of the Korean Art Society Journal,
recipient of the Global Korea Award from the Council on Korean Studies at Michigan State University,
an internationally-acclaimed musician featured in a variety of publications, including:
Bass Magazine (Japan): "Robert Turley (aka RobOnBass aka R.O.B.) is a virtuoso on the bass. An unparalleled performance that will leave you awestruck."
Bass Player Magazine Senior Editor Chris Jisi wrote: "Having interviewed over 125 bassists from Jack Bruce to John Entwistle to Ron Carter and Anthony Jackson, I feel qualified to stress the importance of Robert Turley's artistic developments. The technique he has created to play the 10-string TrebleBass is unique in the music world. In addition, the compositions he writes and performs on the TrebleBass (as heard on his self-produced CD) are a cutting-edge hybrid of jazz, funk and hip-hop."
Guitar Player Magazine: "Tough, funky and fluent . . . R.O.B.'s original compositions are very unusual and exciting, feature uncanny two-handed independence, and expand the bass's scope."
Bass Frontiers Magazine: "Robert Turley (aka RobOnBass) is a very gifted musician. The album features great cover tunes as well as some outstanding original compositions. Every song is entertaining and strong."
Guitar World Magazine: "A jazz/hiphop fusion with heavy, funky beats!"
Guitar Magazine: "A model of musicianship."
Bass Player Magazine: "Great arrangements."
Modern Drummer Magazine: "This disc is a primer on how musicians might collaborate in a perfect world."
URB Magazine: "Innovative!"
Robert Turley's Projects
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