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Nick Rossi presents The Jazzopaters : A Tribute to Duke Ellington

April 20 @ 7:00 pm

- $15.00 – $30.00
Colin Hancock – Cornet
Victor Imbo – Trombone
Patrick Wolff – Alto Sax, Clarinet
Nathan Tokunaga  – Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax
Kamrin Ortiz – Baritone Sax, Clarinet, Alto Sax
Rob Reich – Piano
Nick Rossi – Banjo
Clint Baker– Bass
Riley Baker – Drums

NIck Rossi formed the Jazzopaters in 2023, dedicated to the “small group” Swing Era repertoire of American Music Master Duke Ellington. However, this very special performance will shift the group’s focus towards early Ellingtonia and the Jazz Age: 1924-1932. Celebrate Duke’s 125th anniversary with a program of rarely heard material and perennial favorites originally composed and arranged by the maestro. As their special guest, the group will feature Early Classic Jazz specialist Colin Hancock, who already has two Grammy nominations during his young career.

A lifelong West Coaster, Nick has spent the past 30 years making music in his adopted home of San Francisco. An integral part of the international Classic and Swing Jazz scene, he has performed throughout the world presenting the music in a stylish and enthusiastic manner. He is also a respected historian and educator who writes for publications such as Acoustic Guitar and the Fretboard Journal. Additionally, he has worked on archival projects for Resonance, Fresh Sounds, Ace, and RPM Records.

In April 2023, Nick was a featured speaker at the Annual Ellington Conference held in Paris, France. Returning from this experience with the desire to combine his love of Duke’s music, small combo swing, history, and band-leading; Nick began to develop the Jazzopaters. So named in tribute to some of the earliest Ellington Unit small band recordings released under Barney Bigard’s name, they are the only ensemble in Northern California fully dedicated to this aspect of Duke Ellington’s vast jazz repertoire.

 

Featured Player – COLIN HANCOCK

Colin Hancock, age 27 from Austin, Texas, is a two time-Grammy Nominated Jazz musician and historian. As a child, he was drawn to the sounds of early jazz, blues, ragtime, and old time music. Since then, he’s built his musical career around playing and recording in that style of music and the technology around it, as well as preserving historical recordings for future generations to enjoy. He currently leads the Joymakers, an 8 piece hot jazz band focused on the sounds of 1920s territory bands of the South and Southwestern US.

Venue

Mr. Tipples
39 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Venue

Mr. Tipples
39 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map