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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New York, NY
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Summary 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