Blacknight Productions LLC presents
JAZZY LAFF Comedy and Jazz Event
The New Rare Breed Hall
1632 E Southern ave
Event Cost/Ticket Price:
$15 in advance/$20 day of event
Jazz and Comedy live with National Jazz artist Joel Del Rosario and Comic Ernie G.
JOEL DEL ROSARIO
New Release ‘NIGHT SHIFT’ from Upcoming Album “5”
Returning from the world wide success of his album “Coast to Coast”, San Francisco native and guitarist Joel Del Rosario continues to push the limits of the jazz genre with his latest release, “Past Present Future.”
Classically trained as a violist, Joel was continually at the center of both stringed and brass instruments where he would dissect their arrangements. It was in this rich musical atmosphere where he learned to effectively layer melodies, strengthening his songwriting. And, while attending the School of the Arts in San Francisco (SOTA) he fell in love with the jazz genre one day while observing the school jazz band perform. And it was at this point that Joel’s life changed forever.
Led under the direction of multi Grammy nominated composer and trombonist Wayne Wallace, Joel became the principal guitarist for the jazz band where he would perform for Bobby McFferin, Robin Williams, Danny Glover, and win multiple awards including a Stan Getz scholarship to Stanford University’s Jazz Camp. Inspired by these positive musical experiences, he would later self-produce and release several successful albums: “All Him”, “Calm in the Storm”, and his worldwide breakthrough album, “Coast to Coast” which would win him Coffee Talk Jazz’s “Guitarist of the Year” award in 2011. Later partnering with keyboardist “Surewill”, Joel would also collaborate to produce the album, “Side by Side” nominated for “Best Jazz Duet” at the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2012.
Joel’s latest release “Past Present Future” introduces listeners to his musical roots, but then takes these past influences, updates them, and makes them relevant to today’s audience. From the infectious groove drenched sounds of the 70’s, to the cool smoky guitar of Wes Montgomery, Joel will take you back to an era when songs were timeless and emotionally powerful. Featuring Melvin Miller on trumpet, Ragan Whiteside on flute, and Toney Rhodes on keyboards, Joel delivers a prime example of his intentions with his single “Delicious Vinyl” which debuted #27 on Billboard and currently continues to chart on both terrestrial and internet radio.
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