Rob Dehlinger (DEL-in-jur) is a composer, performer, and recording artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs over 200 shows a year, as a trumpet player and backup singer.
Dehlinger has appeared on numerous albums as a trumpet player, including "Sock it To Me" by the band Stompy Jones, and the Rounder Records release "A Taste of Passover". He can also be heard blowing his horn in advertisements, such as the commercial for the video game "The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
Rob's jingles and other compositions are featured in numerous podcasts, including "Skywalking Through Neverland", "Rebel Force Radio", "Disney Vault", "Not Quite Famous", "The Neverland Podcast", "Fangirl Chat", "Talking Apes TV", "Step in Time", and "Fangirls Going Rogue". He is well-known to listeners as "The John Williams of Podcasting".
Rob composed the score for the indie film "Where's My Stuff" (Inverse Square Films). The movie screened at "The Feel Good Film Festival" in Los Angeles and "Cinema By the Bay" in San Francisco. It is set for a digital release (Netflix, etc.) under the title "Portable Storage".
Dehlinger scores in-house commercial projects such as the industrial documentary "Roll In Roll Out" (Inverse Square Films), and movies for Creative Light Pictures, 1313 Imagination Productions, and other independent film companies. He is a working composer for active music libraries, including the San Francisco Bay Area based company "Temp Love".
He has appeared on the PBS specials "A Taste of Chanukah" and "A Taste of Passover", as well as the SF Bay Area Arts show, "Spark". He has been heard on NPR and on stages throughout the United States, from Disneyland's Carnation Plaza (where he's appeared monthly for many years) to Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing in Manhattan. He's toured Europe and Australia, and has played most every type of music from Mariachi to Free Jazz.
In 2012 Dehlinger began a year-long, self-imposed weekly songwriting challenge which resulted in "Songs For My Friends", a 52-song project. "Songs For My Friends, Volume 1" was released commercially on December 18, 2014.
Rob holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, and is an adjunct music professor at Los Medanos College.