Bob Niederriter is a jazz artist . He is a composer , guitarist , and arranger who has studied and performed with great artists in jazz and modern classical music and has doggedly persued excellence in the field , immersing himself in the music while seeking inspiration and instruction from the masters . In coming to know him , however , one sees that his music is informed by an artistic vision that finds its expression through a surprisingly diverse range of work . Niederriter is an accomplished glass blower , painter , cook , and gardener . All of these traits seemingly allow Niederriter to emerge as the rare artist who can explore and accomplish in a breath of disciplines .