Over the years Rod Best has been involved in training and
developing of singers and musicians as well as writing music
arrangements for small stage band through to large
orchestras, direction of major musical productions and song
He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of
Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging,
developing a wealth of experience in composition and
arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles.
He has also studied under some great Australian jazz piano
players including Tony Ansell, Mike Nock, Michael
Bartolomei, Chuck Yates, Judy Bailey, Dave Fennell, Vince
Genova and Kevin Hunt. He studied at Jazz Worx in
Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz.
Rod is married to Jan and lives in Queensland, Australia.
Rod has released five instrumental albums called “Best Of Smooth”,
“The Best of Rod Best”, “Groove On”, “A Peaceful Place”
and “The Next Level” as well as a number of instrumental
singles including “Sweet Emotion”, “In the Groove”, “Move ‘n’
Groove”, “Besty’s Bossa”, “Lazy Days”, “Turn Up the Heat”,
“Lasting Impression”, “Going Places”, “High Energy”, “Piano
Groove Time”, Smooth As”, “Listen Up Now”, and “A Good
He has also completed a collaboration EP project with
“Light of Love” from Chicago called “The Best Of Christmas”.
All Rod’s music is available at http://www.rodbestmusic.com or
from iTunes, CD Baby, Apple Music, Songtradr, Spotify or
Can be listened also on our Internet Radio : RadioSatellite