Conn-Selmer Artist Bob McChesney was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and began studying the trombone at the age of nine. McChesney holds a bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. In 1979, Bob moved to Los Angeles where he remains, working as a studio musician and in a wide variety of musical situations including film, television, records, jingles and can be heard on recent CD recordings by Ray Charles - his Grammy Album of the Year 2005 "Genius Loves Company", Grammy 2000 winner Diana Krall - "When I Look In Your Eyes", Michael Bolton ("Bolton Swings Sinatra" and soloist on "Michael Bolton Christmas"), Shakira, Michael Buble', Kenny G, Barry Manilow, Rene Olstead, Russell Watkins, Chicago's "Night and Day- Big Band", Natalie Cole's "Snowfall on the Sahara", Rod Stewart (American Songbook II), Hanson (w/ Hey Horns), Dave Koz, Steve Tyrell, Michael Davis' "Brass Nation", Chris Walden Big Band, Lisa Marie Presley, Art Garfunkel, Joey DeFrancesco, Monica Mancini, Mickey Rooney, Juice Newton, Steve Lawrence, James Darrin, Facundo Monty, Matt Catingub, Steve Allen, Adam Sandler, Mark Winkler, Bill Watrous, Nita Whitaker, David Hassellhoff, Ryan Dehues, Matt Catingub, Buddy Greco, George Graham, Mel Torme, John LaBarbera, Dave Pell, Lisa Richard, Victor Lewis, Rebeka, Shelly Berg, Patrick Tuzzolino, Barbara Morrison, Calabria Foti, Curtis Amy and Anita O'Day.
In addition to his work as an artist and studio musician, McChesney has authored the trombone method on doodle tonguing entitled Doodle Studies and Etudes (Chesapeake Music). Critically acclaimed and endorsed by the great trombonists Carl Fontana, Bill Watrous and Joseph Alessi, McChesney's method is an in-depth analysis of the fast-legato multiple tongue technique. Respected as one of the foremost authorities on doodle tonguing, McChesney has contributed to the International Trombone Association Journal about his method.