Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center Lecture


The Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center, 852 Wm. Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head, SC, www.heritagelib.org   843.686.6560  Contact:  Linda Piekut                                                                                                                                                          

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Heritage Library and The Coastal Discovery Museum Present

Bob Masteller by Anne Kaufman 2009       Bob Masteller, “My Life and Times with Charles Fraser”

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at the Coligny Theater, Coligny Plaza

Bob Masteller, reknowned owner of The Jazz Corner restaurant on Hilton Head Island, came to Hilton Head in 1973 to serve as the Vice-president of Human Resources for The Sea Pines Company.  During the period of 1974 to 1976 the company was forced to downsize from a Corporate Staff of 360 to 7, and Bob was one of the remaining 7 that helped stabilize the organization and allow it to continue operating.  From 1977 to 1981, he was Senior Vice President of Lodging Operations and was responsible for $16,000,000 of revenue for the company.  He was a member of the Executive Committee of the company, and subsequently reported directly to Mr. Fraser.

From 1991 – 1998, Bob was the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Masteller Group, a full scale Resort Operation and Human Resource consulting firm specializing in Resort startup and designing and implementing innovative HR policies in Hotels and Private Communities.

From 1975 on, Bob has served the island in many capacities on the island, such as a member of the first hospital board, Chairman of the Beaufort County Democratic Committee, one of the founders of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, and was a member of the first real jazz band on the island.

Bob opened The Jazz Corner in 1999 and built it into an internationally-known institution that has attracted musicians and patrons from around the world.  The club is now ranked by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top clubs in the world.  He established the Junior Jazz Foundation in 2004 dedicated to educating young people about jazz.

5:30 – Wine reception at Coligny Theater

6:00 – Presentation

7:15 or after (based on availability)– No-host dinner at the Jazz Club

Fees:     Talk –    $25/person; $40/couple

Dinner – Restaurant Week prices apply

Call the library at 843-686-6560 or Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767 to reserve your seat for the talk.

Call The Jazz Corner at 843-842-8620 to reserve your seat for dinner.

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Linda Piekut

Executive Director

Heritage Library Foundation




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