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Jass @ the Blue Guitar: Thom Rotella Band
August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$12 – $17
Thursday Aug 15 7:00pm
Thom Rotella Band – TICKETS ($17/$12)
New York native Thom Rotella is a talented instrumentalist and composer. In addition to his own releases, he has credits that span a wide spectrum of renowned artists including Norah Jones, Donna Summer, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Bette Midler, and Luciano Pavarotti. He has written and performed on countless films and TV shows. Growing up in a musical family in Niagra Falls, he was enamored with rock ‘n roll until discovering jazz through the recordings of Wes Montgomery. He attended Ithaca College and later Berklee College of Music, studying under Gary Burton. Rotella left Berklee to tour with a band, before moved to Los Angeles where he found a mentor in the legendary studio guitarist Tommy Tedesco. He is currently working on a new jazz album, and is featured on a big band collaboration with composer Walter Murphy. He’ll be joined by Mitchel Forman on piano, Trey Henry on bass, and Steve Haas on drums.