Rocco Ventrella

Born: January 23, 1961    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Rocco Ventrella

One can only smile and enjoy when hearing the music of Rocco Ventrella. The joy of his music that exudes from his soul is undeniable. His passion for smooth jazz is so obvious with every note he plays.

With “Give Me The Groove” CD, released on February 2007, Ventrella has been Pre-Nominated Grammy Award Contemporary Jazz Best Album 2007.

Ventrella, began playing saxophone in his hometown of Bari, Italy at age ten. As a young boy, he remembers when his father, a lover of jazz music, gave to him an album of Duke Ellington and Ventrella was captured by the sound of the sax of Johnny Hodge and a love was born....
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Pre-Nomination Grammy Award Contemporary Jazz Best Album 2007.
Give Me The Groove
Tribute To Grover Washington, Jr.

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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Clinic/Workshop Information:
January 2008 Clinic at Berklee College of Boston, MA. September 2008 Clinic at "Mousikè" - Martina Franca(IT) w/Spajazzy Band

Selmer SA80 Alto sax - Beechler Custom #7
Yamaha YSS61 Soprano sax - Beechler rubber #7

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