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Bob Merrill

Bob Merrill

Director

BOB MERRILL is an on-air host at Legends Radio WLML 100.3 FM in Palm Beach County, bringing his musical knowledge and gifts as a raconteur to the airwaves, curating the best of the Great American Songbook.  He hosts a popular weekly talk show, the “Sunday Legends Brunch”.  Bob is noted for his engaging vocal style, combined with great talent as a Jazz trumpeter, pianist, arranger and bandleader. His music has been heard around the world – at clubs and in concerts, in films and on television, and on recordings as a leader and sideman.  He performs regularly at the Kravis Center, the Society of the Four Arts, and each year provides music for the PBCA Annual Holiday Party.  While earning his degree in music at Harvard, he also attended New England Conservatory, studying and performing with legendary pianist Jaki Byard and his Apollo Stompers Big Band. In 1981 Bob became a teaching fellow for Harvard’s Seminars in Jazz course and founded the Jazz at the Pudding concert series at the famed Hasty Pudding Club.  In 1986, Merrill returned to New York where he opened Hip Pocket Studios, a 48-track recording facility specializing in music for commercials and host for recordings by artists such as Patti LaBelle, Sting, Art Garfunkel, and Peter, Paul and Mary.  He moved to Palm Beach full time in 2019, and became a PBCA Director in 2021.  Bob is the son of Hildegarde “Hillie” Mahoney, who has served as a Civic Association Director since 2000.

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The Civic Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our remarkable community and enhancing the special quality of life found only on the island. Your support helps to ensure that Palm Beach continues to be the best place to call home.