Robert Kramer, Chicago, Illinois, is an American singer/composer, actor, musician and record producer. His musical styles include classical, pop/rock, jazz, folk and instrumental avant-garde influences.
One of his well-known releases is the "basset hound rescue album "Remember Their Lives"which weaves an intricate blend of piano ballads, uptempo comedy themes, orchestral and chamber instrumentals and blues into a release that has since become known as thel "basset rescue soundtrack album".
Kramer went on to compose and release an all-original classical album titled "Songs Of Past Lives". The album received both acclaim and criticism for its new age/ambient neo-renaissance tones.
Late in 2002, Kramer began to broaden his exposure to the public and to champion the indie do-it-yourself ethic. A series of live performances and several independent releases eventually attracted the attention of filmmakers and music publishers. Continuing to record and produce, he released "Legacy Of Love" in late 2005, which, to date is his most notable and commercial album. Among the contributing session musicians on this project was Napoleon Murphy Brock, former lead vocalist and musician for Frank Zappa. In addition, he has made various cameo appearances over the years as an extra in feature films such as The Express, The Break Up & the controversial pseudo-documentary Death Of A President. He has also made cameo appearances on episodes of Animal Planets series "Animal Witness", and Tru-TVs new crime recreation drama, "Grave Justice".
His music has been placed in a variety of tv and movies. More recently, his songs have been placed in episodes of daytime soap operas and many of his songs are now on the Touchtunes digital jukebox system across the US.