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Rent Romus

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: January 6, 1968    

Rent Romus

RENT ROMUS “swings like death and hell” according to the late Danish writer and producer Jack Lind. Born in the great north of upper Michigan and growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Romus' work on the saxophone has been dubbed “ferocious” by the San Francisco Weekly and “central to the creative music world of the West Coast” by writer jazz critic Frank Rubolino. From his very beginnings as a student of jazz while being exposed to the twilight tutelage of Stan Getz he found himself drawn to the outer realms of Sun Ra and Albert Ayler, as well as Derek Bailey and Merzbow. He runs the collective ensembles the Lords of Outland as well as the Life’s Blood trio...
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Awards

2003 recipient Meet The Composer Grant, Meridian Gallery Series, San Francisco, CA 2006 recipient Meet the Composer Creative Connections Grant, Bloom Tour, Bowerbird Philadelphia, PA
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    Ministry of Rites - GRID

    Edgetone Records
    2009
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    PKD Vortex Project

    Edge Tone Records
    2002
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    Adapt... Or Die!

    Edgetone Records
    1997

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”Romus has been central to the creative music world of the West Coast for a number of years, and he keeps stretching the boundaries of originality with each new release.” - Frank Rubolino onefinalnote.com/Cadence

“Romus' sax rekindles that flame egregiously, thematic sketches becoming instant excuses for the instruments to coalesce into a gruelling mass of Pollockian sonic painting that plumps on the brain and self-adjusts until your synapses are completely disjointed.” Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

“Rent Romus and his Sax are the rudder, guiding the way....his frenzied summersaults lead the band ever upwards towards the sky.” Tobias Fischer, Tokafi

“The center piece of the band is Rent Romus with his fantastic sax work, and like his contemporary Zorn, Romus has a long history in the music scene as well as in the established cultural art world working and collaborating with talented musicans.”-Jackalblaster

Primary Instrument:Sax, alto

Location:Richmond, CA

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Music Business Discussion/ Q&A Rent Romus has worked as an independent music producer and curator since 1984. He runs Edgetone Records launched in 1991 originally a vanity label to support his recordings and later in 2001 began releasing other artists primarily from the San Francisco Bay Area crossing many forms of improvised and experimental music. He was the Executive Director of Jazz in Flight from 1996-1997 a non-profit jazz presenting organization based in Oakland California until it disbanded in 2001 which booked creative touring and local performing musicians at Yoshi's (jazz club) in Oakland California...

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