1841 Merriman Road
Akron, OH  44313
Phone: 330-869-0035
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Esto Jazz

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

Doors open at 6.
Free admission.
Full Pub Menu served.

Esto Jazz is an instrumental trio that performs a variety of contemporary jazz, pop and original compositions. The goal of the group is to play music that is recognizable but is pliable enough to be stretched in various ways.


Bob Esterle, Saxophones, has performed in a wide variety of musical groups from symphony orchestras to Jazz big bands throughout the Midwest. He has backed up such popular artists as Bobby Caldwell, Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Duncan, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Frankie Avalon, Martha Reeves, The Platters, The Fifth Dimension, The Four Lads, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Guy Lombardo, Hal Linden and Red Skelton. He has also performed for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

His recording credits include Michael Egleton (Smooth Jazz Artist), Bambo Kino (Fusion Bassist), Walter Williams (Lead vocalist of the O’Jays), Italian Bassist Stefano Capomagi, The Dave Banks Big Band, Frederick Davis, Paul Kraker, Alan Licht, Wayne Conte and the Ignitions, The Deacons, Abe Lamarca, Gaetano Letizia’s Underground Blues Band, jingles for the the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Summit Toy Company, the Cleveland Indians, the Prudential Insurance Company, and various local radio stations. Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Bowling Green State University and a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Akron.

Domnic Reto, Piano/Keyboards, has enjoyed music for many years. He has a great ear and a real knack for making people stop and listen to his talent for tickling the ivories! Dominic began playing the piano when he was ten years old. He started taking lessons in Warren, Ohio and studied music through the next ten years with a variety of teachers covering technique, theory, style and history. Dominic was able to develop a truly appealing style of his own playing genres ranging from Smooth Jazz, Jazz Standards and Jazz Fusion to contemporary Blues, Motown and Classic Rock. He has written and performed several songs and over the years has enhanced ensembles including Traces, Cruise Control, John Morton & Friends and The Steve Cipriano Band.

James “J.R.” Richley, Drums, has performed internationally as both a drummer and percussionist in a wide variety of musical styles. From his early days as a staff studio musician for Walt Disney Productions in Los Angeles, he has gone on to record albums for numerous record labels including Universal Records (with producer John Simon), MCA, Atlantic, Koch Jazz, 1201 Music, Seismic and Blaster records. His Radio, DVD and Television credits include performances on PBS, Michael Feldman’s National Public Radio (NPR) show “WhadYa’ Know?,” “A Christmas Spectacular” for Dish Network, and numerous others.

Kitchen Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - Midnight
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: Noon - 11:00pm

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