Grant Stewart & Jim Rotondi West Coast Jazz Tribute Quintet
Grant Stewart tenor sax, Jim Rotondi trumpet, Fabio Miano piano, Ignasi Gonzalez doublebass and, Jo Krausse drums.
Saxophonist Grant Stewart and trumpeter Jim Rotondi have been two leading musicians for decades, two artists with an extraordinary career and talent. At the Jamboree they will arrive with a project paying tribute to the West Coast style, a historical jazz trend that in the 1950s promoted, from California, a vision that contrasted with the dizzying attacks of New York bebop. In the company of a first-class rhythm section, Stewart and Rotondi recover the sounds of a style that “renounced some milestones of bebop, such as the rhythmic drive,” according to experts, and established “a new way of approaching arrangements. ” As a performer, Grant Stewart stands out for offering a style based on hard bop, with accentuated lyricism and a personal conception of swing. On his own, Jim Rotondi is a great expert on the role of the trumpet in the context of modern jazz and a very versatile musician. Together they constitute a top-notch artistic tandem.