As one of the most versatile keyboardists on the West Coast, Bobby Cressey often finds himself pigeon holed by people who only know him for one particular style. The straight ahead jazz lovers might have no idea that he is an authority on keyboard playing in Jamaican ska and reggae. People who hear him perform classical piano could be clueless about his skills in programming keyboards and commercial pop chops, or might never guess that he regularly plays the organ for thousands of people at baseball games or backs up lounge singers in his spare time. Bobby has years of experience professionally performing and producing in multiple styles of music. For years he played with the world famous DJ Skee’s Skeetox band, currently plays organ for the San Diego Padres and San Diego Gulls, and has performed with Ice Cube, Jesse McCartney, Xzibit, Lil’ John, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Bobby Brown, The Glenn Miller big band and the Tom Kubis Big Band at Goldenwest. Bobby plays in San Diego's premier corporate top 40 band, The Mighty Untouchables, in addition to several original projects including Tiffy Jane and the Kicks as well as his own jazz piano and organ combos. He's also a founding member of 'Western Standard Time', an 18 piece ensemble that plays the traditional ska of the Skatalites with big band arrangements.

Bobby is also an accomplished composer and producer. His music can be heard through multiple outlets including television, movies, terrestrial, streaming and satellite radio, and video games. He also maintains an active roster of students, teaching a wide range of styles to students of all ages and walks of life. His newest album 'Cali Native' is an entirely self funded release and showcases brilliant horn arranging and a strong ensemble of Southern California's very best musicians with tons of groove based funk and soul.

Since 2010 he has lived in the University Heights area of San Diego, although he continues to work extensively in Hollywood and all of Southern California. He has a passion for moving others through his music, whether it be through performing, teaching or composing.

CALI NATIVE – Out today, available everywhere!

My album ‘Cali Native’ is out now. This album is built around the concept of a funky Hammond Organ sound combined with a huge horn section. Each track has a different vibe and component of who I am as a musician and all the styles I love to play.

Go to the MUSIC PAGE to check it out and purchase / stream it. And feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think via the contact page.



Preview Track for Cali Native: ‘Climbing The Tower’

‘Cali Native’ will be out on August 4th 2017. Here is a preview video of one of the tracks, ‘Climbing The Tower’.

This track is an homage to the legendary horn band ‘Tower Of Power’.


Promo for new album: CALI NATIVE releasing next month

….Mastering on my new album ‘Cali Native’ is done. I can’t believe how rich it all sounds from the thick horn arrangements to the slammin’ drummers to the tone of the organ. I am so pumped for this record.


Recording Album

I went into the studio on 3/20 and 3/21 and recorded an 8 song album! The concept is funky organ and horns and features a ton of guest musicians. I got to feature a ton of my friends and make music with a bunch of the best musicians in Southern California. Stay tuned in the next month as this funky music will soon be mixed and all up in your ears!

Me at OrganHorns from Above Lost Ark


CLICK HERE for a full calendar of upcoming live dates


-Had music placed on the new show 'Donnie Loves Jenny' on A&E at the beginning of 2015

-Check out my recent blogpost about placements in 2014

-2013/2014: Had a prominent placement in 'Thor 2: The Dark World'. My cue is in a restaurant scene for over a minute.

-Had music placed on the Sundance Channel at the end of 2013 in 'All On The Line With Joe Zee'

-My music is featured on DJ SKEE's show SKEELIVE on AXS TV throughout 2013 and 2014

-I have multiple hip hop cues on 'Rob's Fantasy Factory' seasons 3-6 airing on MTV continuously.

-I have music on a new show on TLC called 'Best Funerals'. (say what!?) airing in late 2013 / early 2014. The show will feature a handful of gospel cues that I wrote.

-I placed a Dramedy Cue called 'Sneaky Groover' in the season premiere of 'World Of Jenks' on MTV in the Spring of 2013.