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May 31, 2006

New York Jazz Trumpeter Jim Rotondi

Written by
cindy mcleod

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New York Trumpeter to Perform in Vancouver

There is a big event happening at The Cellar jazz club this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, when trumpeter Jim Rotondi returns to Vancouver from New York City. Ex Vancouverite bassist Chris Tarry will be joining Jim as will be NYC drummer Joe Strasser. Rounding out the group will be a trio of Vancouver musicians including Brad Turner on fender rhodes, Cory Weeds on alto sax and Rob Hamilton on guitar.

The three nights are also being recorded for a potential CD release in the fall. Come be a part of a live recording

Rotondi was awarded first place in the International Trumpet Guild’s jazz trumpet competition for the year 1984 kicking off a career with credits including recording and touring with the Ray Charles Orchestra, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, and organist Charles Earland’s quintet. He currently tours with his own group, as well as with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Grammy-winner Toshiko Akiyoshi and the collective known as One For All, which features a front line of Eric Alexander and Steve Davis.

Jim’s extensive recording experience includes the release five of his own CD’s as leader, as well as appearances on several of Charles Earland’s releases, George Coleman’s Octet featuring Harold Mabern, and drummer Ray Appleton’s Sextet, which features Slide Hampton, Charles McPherson, and John Hicks.

Currently living and working in the New York City area, Rotondi maintains a vigorous performing, recording, composing and teaching schedule.

Fri, Sat & Sun, June 2, 3 & 4th
Jim Rotondi Sextet with Chris Tarry
The Cellar / Vancouver

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