Event location: NMMU South Campus Auditorium
Event date and time: 07/10/2016 11:00:00
JAZZ WORKSHOPS BY MIKE ROSSI
Renowned American saxophonist Professor Mike Rossi (from UCT) will be featuring as a special guest at the NMMU Music Department jazz concert on the 8 September (which is a component of the Department’s 50th year birthday celebrations). Mike’s visit is made possible by the generous sponsorship that has been provided by the South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE) and, in this regard, he will also be facilitating several jazz workshops.
The first workshop will take place on Friday 7 October from 11h00 to 13h00 in the South Campus Auditorium. All instrumentalists are welcome.
The second workshop will be held at the Bird Street Conservatoire between 14h00 and 16h00 and will be more specific to saxophonists.
Both workshops are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring your instruments.
MIKE ROSSI BIOGRAPHY
Mike Rossi is Professor in Jazz and Woodwinds at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He regularly performs at jazz clubs, jazz festivals and conducts workshops and master-classes in Africa, Europe and the United States. He has performed at numerous jazz venues across Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria, at the 2013 Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, the 2014 Cape Town International Jazz Festival, and the 2014 Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Four of his books on improvisation have been published by Advance Music, with translations in other languages. Selected recording credits include The Mike Rossi Project – Trespassing Permitted, Two And Four/To And Fro, For Lydia and the Lion, and Before It’s Too Late with the Darius Brubeck Quartet. His CD of original jazz compositions, Beauty and the Blues features jazz greats Rufus Reid, Tom McKinley and Billy Hart. Rossi is the first recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. Some of his performing and recording credits include appearances with David Liebman, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Anthony Weller, Lou Rawls, Rob McConnell, Bill Prince, Gabriele Pesaresi, Roberto Desiderio, Samuele Garofoli, George Russell, Micu Narunsky, Bill Watrous, Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, Herbert Joos, Jurgen Brauninger, Alec Dankworth, Jack van Poll, Hein van de Gyn, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Barney Rachabane, Andre Petersen, Kesivan Naidoo, Andrew Ford, Johnny Fourie and Carlo Mombelli, The Boston Big Band, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, The Mike Campbell Big Band and The African Jazz Pioneers. Rossi served as President of SAJE (South African Association for Jazz Education) from March 2012 to April 2016. He is a Rampone & Cazzani Saxophone Artist - makers of Hand Made Italian Saxophones performing on the R1 Soprano, R1 Jazz Saxello, R1 Jazz Altello, R1 Jazz Alto and R1 Jazz Tenor.
For more information visit http://www.mikerossijazz.com