Born: October 27, 1970 Primary Instrument: Bass
Since moving to New York City in 1993 Carlo De Rosa has had the opportunity to work with many great artists in the Latin and Jazz World. This has led to diverse musical and cultural experiences and has allowed Carlo to work with a wide variety of artists such as Ray Barretto, Ravi Coltrane, William Cepeda, Bruce Barth, Dave Valentin, Ed Thigpen, Nick Brignola, Mickey Roker, Steve Turre, Miguel Zenon, Hilton Ruiz, Ralph Alessi, Candido Camero, Jason Moran, Papo Vasquez and the NYC Ballet.
He collaborates and performs with many other great artists including: Vijay Iyer, Allison Miller, Ingrid Jensen, Sam Newsome, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mark Shim, Luis Perdomo, Dave Allen, Chembo Corniel, Lucian Ban, Andrea Brachfeld, Amir ElSaffar, Elio Villafranca, and Victor Prieto....
Awards:2008 New York State Council of the Arts Composition Commission Grant Recipient.
“The aces in bassist's Carlo De Rosa's Quartet are smashing young tenor saxist Mark Shim and busy pianist Luis Perdomo.” Time Out New York
“The insane virtuosity of Carlo De Rosa on bass (his solo on 'Buena Gente' is quite mindblowing)” - Cathy Gruenfelder, Jazz Improv NY
“De Rosa answers with a truly amazing bass solo.” Budd Kopman, All About Jazz
“Ms. Brachfeld and her percussionist co-leader Wilson “Chembo” Corniel feature a killing rhythm team with an amazing bassist named Carlo De Rosa.” - BLG, Downtown Music Gallery
“The well-traveled bassist Carlo De Rosa showcases original material in this ensemble with the tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, the pianist Luis Perdomo and the drummer Justin Brown.” Nate Chinen, The New York Times
“....the extraordinarily gifted bassist Carlo De Rosa” - Budd Kopman, All About Jazz
“De Rosa, who has an impressive technique, writes dark, muscular and propulsive music.” Budd Kopman, All About Jazz
The Carlo De Rosa Quartet garnered a listing as one of David Adler's Performances Of The Year in the Best of 2006 issue of All About Jazz New York.
Agrazing Maze - At The End Of The Day (Foxhaven) was on David Adler’s list of Albums Of The Year for 2005 in the December, 2005 (No. 44) issue of All About Jazz New York.
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