David Rosen

Dave Rosen photo provided by performer.

Dave Rosin’s Grand Rapids Quartet
Saturday, Aug 3, 2013 – 4:00 to 5:30 Main Stage South

Dave Rosin is one of the most in demand bassists in Michigan. On the Midwest jazz scene, Rosin has performed with many top jazz artists including: Johnny O’Neal, John Proulx, Wycliff Gordon, Walter White and many more. Rosin is also currently a full time member of Fred Knapp Trio, The String Doctors and Ray Kamalay’s Red Hot Peppers. Rosin has even had the privilege of playing three concerts with the legendary father of Rock N’ Roll, Chuck Berry.

Rosin grew up in the metro Detroit area. He studied double bass with Dan Pliskow (WSU), Peter Dominguez (MSU), Tom Kinific (WMU), Jack Budrow (MSU) and another Lansing JazzFest performer, Rodney Whitaker (MSU). Throughout the years, Rosin has traveled the world playing jazz music. In 1997, Rosin traveled across Australia with the Andrew Speight quartet. While there, the quartet recorded a CD for the Australian Broadcasting Company. The recording was then released in 1998, winning an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for Best Jazz Album.

Dave will be presenting a quartet of some of his favorite musicians from the Grand Rapids area. The ensemble will feature up and coming trumpeter Chris Lawrence, Michigan great Terry Lower on piano, and the always swinging Fred Knapp on drums. All members of the quartet are regular staples on the Grand Rapids jazz scene. The quartet will present a high energy set of standards, bop, and originals compositions and arrangements.

David Rosin – www.davidrosin.com

Terry Lower- http://www.terrylowermusic.com

Chris Lawrence- http://www.chrislawrencemusic.com/

Fred Knapp- http://www.fredknappmusic.com/live/

(source: performer)