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Michele Rosewoman

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 19, 1953    

Ms. Rosewoman was born in Oakland, CA where she started playing piano at age six and studied jazz traditions with the great pianist/organist Ed Kelly. In her late teens she began playing percussion and studying Cuban/Haitian folkloric idioms. By the time she moved to New York in 1978, she had already performed at major venues in the San Francisco Bay Area with her own ensembles and with Julian Priester, Julius Hemphill, Baikida Carroll and Oliver Lake and other fellow jazz innovators. In New York Rosewoman formed new ensembles and continued to present her music while collaborating with Rufus Reid, Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits, James Spaulding, Billy Hart, Carlos Ward and others as well as with Cuban master drummer/vocalist, Orlando ‘Puntilla’ Rios, and other musicians in the folkloric community....
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Awards

Chamber Music America New Works and Presentation Grant 2008
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    A Celebration of Cuba in America

    Advance Dance Disques
    2013
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    The Inside Out

    Advance Dance Disques
    2007
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    The In Side Out

    Advance Dance Disques
    2006
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    Guardians Of The Light

    Enja Records
    2000
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    Spirit

    Enja Records
    1996
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    Quintessence

    Enja Records
    1994
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    Contrast High

    Enja Records
    1989
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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundSummary of Qualifications

Thirty years diverse professional experience performing and recording

Extensive experience as enesmble leader, organizing and leading ensembles ranging from trio to 15-piece

Thirty years experience writing and arranging for standard and non-standard ensembles, including percussion-based ensembles and full orchestra

Twenty-six years teaching experience providing master classes, ensemble classes, vocal workshops, individual and group instruction in piano technique, theory and composition

Recipient of numerous grants and honors as a composer and performer ...

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