".... Robert Lindquist has all the attributes that go into making music that is pleasing to the senses and with enough depth to make the experience quite a positive one. Lindquist has an ear for melody, but he also instills a tensile and sinew that make the tunes pliant and primed for improvisation."
--quotes from "All About Jazz" review done by Jerry D'Souza--

"...Robert Lindquist has taken the middle course on 'Old Roads… New Paths', with eminently satisfying results…There’s ample passion here, but there’s also more than a little precision…Like the title says, 'Old Roads… New Paths' goes where many others have gone before. However, just like in life, it’s the journey, not the destination, and Robert Lindquist is a tour guide who knows some short cuts and back roads that make the trip worthwhile…"
--qoutes from "albanyjazz.com, review done by J.Hunter

Robert Lindquist was born and raised in Albany, New York. He has played piano since he was seven and started composing and improvising shortly thereafter. He attended SCCC and SUNY Potsdam for Music Education/Performance and obtained a Masters in Jazz Studies at The College of St. Rose. He is trained in both classical and jazz piano. His teachers have included Dan Dobek (Classical/Jazz), Mark Evans (Classical, SCCC), Eugenia Tsarov (Classical, Crane School of Music), Lee Shaw (Jazz Piano, College of St. Rose) and Brett Zvacek (Jazz Studies, Crane School of Music).

Rob has appeared in performance with Kenwood Dennard(drums), Othello Molineaux(steel drums), Walter White (tpt), Chuck D'Aloia(guitar), Jeff Seigel(drums), Dave Calarco(drums), John Menegon(bass), Dan Faulk(t sax), Harry Allen(t.sax), Dick Oatts(a.sax), Brett Zvacek(trombone) and many more. He has performed professionally since he was fifteen in upstate NY and also in Boston, NYC, and N.J playing many styles including jazz, rock and classical music. He has played gigs with: the Dave Calarco "Jazz Conclave", "The Rich Lamanna Group", "EW Quintet", "Lee Russo Group", "Mike Dimin Ensemble", " Keith Pray Group", "Brian Pateneaude Quintet", "Cleen Street R&B Band", "Soul System", The Chuck D'Aloia trio/group", "Dan Faulk group", "Melting Picassos", "The Karen Lawrence Band", and many more. In 2007 he performed with New Regime( funk/fusion/jazz) at the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, where they opened for the head liner Joshua Redman. In 2010, performed with "New Regime" as an opener for John Scofield and Ravi Coltrane. He has also free-lanced with many other groups in the area, as he continues to be a strong sideman and leader in various configurations, in performance and in compositions. Rob teaches privately and is currently a Band Director in the Albany City School District and a adjunct jazz pianist professor at the college of Saint Rose. Rob has won several awards while playing at the "Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival" in 1999 from Benny Green and Chuck Israels.

Record credits include:
Dave Calarco- "It Is What Is"(not released- 2009)
Robert Lindquist- "Old Roads...New Paths"- 2008- Narrow Path Records
Divine Order- "The Cross Alone"- 2007- Divine Order Records
New Regime- "From Scratch " 2006 - Narrow Path Records.
Mike Dimin- "There Are No Accidents" 2005
Robert Lindquist -"2 Days and a Night" 2003 - Narrow Path Records.
Divine Order- "Going to Zion" - 2002- Divine Order Records