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James Rozzi

Born: November 24, 1956    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

James Rozzi

Tempest “Little Big Band” With six horns”alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; two trumpets; one trombone”plus piano, bass, drums, and vocalist, Tempest has a powerful sound all its own. Duke Ellington, Count Basie…the big bands are well represented in Tempest's expansive repertoire. But you'll also hear Tempest set lists dedicated to the small-group sounds of Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey…all exquisitely arranged for Tempest's six horns and rhythm section. An exciting and exquisite jazz anomaly, Tempest is an aggressive big band nurturing the subtle improvisational approaches of a quintet...
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”Slamming!” - Down Beat Magazine

“The Real Thing!” - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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