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Nick Rossi

San Francisco

Classic jazz ensembles led by a renown San Francisco-Bay Area guitarist. Nicks repertoire focuses on standards from the Great American Songbook and favorites from the first Golden Era (1920s-1960s) of American jazz.

Instruments

Guitar Electric guitar Banjo

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- About Nick Rossi

Guitarist Rossi has been an active part of the vibrant San Francisco-Bay Area music scene since moving to the City from his native San Diego in 1989. After honing his craft in folk music circles and in R&B/blues groups, he led his first successful solo ensemble, the Nick Rossi Set, for several years from behind the Hammond organ. Inspired by Kenny Burrell, Nick returned to his first instrument, the guitar, some time ago and has since devoted himself to the study of classic jazz guitar stretching back to the pioneers such as Nick Lucas and Eddie Lang; through the acoustic swing era greats like George Van Eps, Dick McDonough, and Freddie Green; and into the electric era of Charlie Christian and Oscar Moore. He performs in a variety of ensembles: solo (acoustic or electric), duo, trio, quartet, and larger combinations for both listening and dance audiences. His groups are known for a stylish approach to classic material and consummate professionalism. Perhaps most importantly, his music is accessible, listenable, and always appropriate for the situation due to Nicks own attention to the details and customized approach to music-making.

- Styles & Repertoire

Styles

Jazz Early jazz 1920's Jazz Swing Big band Bebop Cool jazz Chamber jazz Americana

Repertoire

April Kisses (Eddie Lang)

Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller)

I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin)

What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter)

Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)

Body and Soul (Johnny Green)

Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker)

Lester Leaps In (Lester Young)

Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington)

Soft Winds (Charlie Christian)

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