Photo (L to R): Howard Paul, Bob Masteller, Jimmy Bruno, Bob Benedetto at the Jazz Corner, 1996.
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our dear friend, Bob Masteller. For the last 16 years, Bob was dedicated to establishing one of the world’s premier jazz clubs, The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and preserving the music that is so beloved by all of us. He was a constant inspiration for us to be the best ambassadors of jazz music and to maintain the highest degree of professionalism on and off the stage.
Our hearts go out to his family, who could not have expressed any better just how special a man Bob was to so many of us:
We are profoundly touched by the outpouring of love and support for our family during this very difficult time and are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved Bob.
He lived life as a devoted husband, father and friend to all. He lived a life of kindness, vision and love. He lived a life built around nurturing countless musicians and individuals young and old with his passion for music. For over 40 years, Bob was dedicated to and loved the Lowcountry community, helping to build what is now modern Hilton Head Island.
It is our sincere hope that he will be remembered for how he lived.
His legacy lives on through the numerous lives he touched in such a tangible and positive way. He is deeply loved by many and will be greatly missed.