Rolando Grooscors 12/29/10

Guitarist Rolando Grooscors is a rare find on today’s jazz scene: a unique voice that strengthens and expands the jazz idiom with sensitivity, clarity, and uncompromising integrity. Rolando’s warm, expressive tones and impeccable phrasing have been delighting audiences wherever he goes.

A two-time Latin Grammy nominee, Rolando Grooscors was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His love for Brazilian music motivated him to start different projects where Brazilian music was infused with
Latin and Jazz influences. Here he
began to develop a Jazz/Fusion
style. The experience greatly influenced Rolando’s musical development.

Leading his own band, Rolando has
recently released his debut CD, “THANKFUL”. The band is a sextet including Piano/keyboards, Bass, Sax/wind controller, drums and percussion.

His compositions have been called
“masterful” and with the attention
already received, Rolando is pushing
himself to have his voice defined in
music, both as a sideman and as a
band leader.

Rolando’s music is best described in
renowned singer and pianist Darryl
Tookes’ own words:

“Rolando’s guitar playing is on another level, Yet on this higher plane, Rolando’s soulful, creative, twelve-tone improvisatory style is always completely accessible and joyous. Rolando displays a wide variety of styles and concepts with his harmonic and melodic imagery
capturing the essence of musical
freedom, spirit and sensuality.” –: Darryl Tookes

Mushy Widmaier/keyboards
Ricardo Martinez/Bass
Jose-Gregorio Hernandez/percussion
Javier Gonzalez/Drums
Eduardo Quintana/Sax,Flute and wind controller
Rolando Grooscors/Guitar