JAZZ ROOTS

JAZZ ROOTS - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series is a concert and educational program created for performing arts centers across America. The JAZZ ROOTS series was first launched in 2008 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Subsequently, the series debuted in 2009 in Dallas at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and in 2011 at the Palladium Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. In 2012 JAZZ ROOTS began presenting the series in The Smith Center in Las Vegas, The Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta, and NJPAC in Newark, NJ. Rosen is also the producer of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the SASSY AWARDS. Artists presented on JAZZ ROOTS concerts included: Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Paquito D'Rivera, John McLaughlin, Patti Austin, Count Basie Orchestra, Ramsey Lewis, Wynton Marsalis, Sergio Mendes, George Benson, Esperanza Spalding, Take 6, Michael Feinstein, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Valentin, Nestor Torres, Machito Orchestra, Eliane Elias, Ivan Lins, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau, Dave Sanborn, Jon Hendricks, Dave Grusin, Jon Secada, Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo and many more. The JAZZ ROOTS series includes educational and outreach programs that organically connect to local community groups, art centers, Universities, and local boards of education. Mr. Rosen is the host of the award winning WLRN-FM locally presented NPR radio series titled JAZZ ROOTS. See www.jazzroots.net

"Larry Rosen's JAZZ ROOTS is the most important new concert and educational Jazz series in America... This Series is simply imperative!" - Quincy Jones

JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series - America's Premier Concert Performance Series including educational and community outreach programs designed to focus on the musical DNA that connects communities and peoples, while celebrating the music of the Americas.

JAZZ ROOTS Programming - Curate programs, secure artists, design one-of-a-kind unique concert presentations to meet your mission; manage the productions from booking to closing curtain.

JAZZ ROOTS Marketing - License JAZZ ROOTS brand and logo for PAC use; design high quality printed series brochures and posters; provide artist photographs, bios, and promotional CDs and DVDs; create customized videos for use at press conferences, presentations, PAC closed circuit systems, web sites, and on local PBS TV stations; provide radio programming featuring interviews between artists and producer Larry Rosen in pre-taped segments to air on local NPR radio stations; provide a global and regional branded JAZZ ROOTS web site that includes local schedules, videos, press clips, sponsor information, and educational programs.

JAZZ ROOTS Education - Design programming for area high schools and bring local students to sound checks and concerts; create a regional high school ensemble program (Big Bands and Combos) with an audition process put in place to select top area high school musicians; foster student scholarship opportunities to undergraduate conservatory jazz programs; establish music college and conservatory partnerships; and offer pre-concert audience development workshops for adults.

JAZZ ROOTS Outreach - Work with local PAC to create an organic program customized for its community; form a JAZZ ROOTS Committee of local educators, community leaders, radio, TV and print media executives, leaders of local music organizations, members of the PAC staff and JAZZ ROOTS staff to organize and implement programs.

"Jazz represents America more than any other part of our culture. It is a symbol of freedom throughout the world. Thank you, JAZZ ROOTS, for honoring our musical heritage. Congratulations!" - Dave Brubeck

Listen to Producer Larry Rosen in his NPR interviews with various JAZZ ROOTS artists:

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2010-2011 Season

 Nikki Yanofsky
 Dianne Reeves
 Michael Feinstein - Part 1
 Michael Feinstein - Part 2
 Poncho Sanchez
 Jorge Gomez
 Wallace Roney
 Marcus Miller
 Al Di Meola
 Lee Ritenour

2009-2010 Season

 Buddy Guy
 Dr. John
 Dave Grusin - Part 1
 Dave Grusin - Part 2
 Manhattan Transfer
 Jon Hendricks
 Ramsey Lewis - Part 1
 Ramsey Lewis - Part 2
 John Pizzarelli - Part 1
 John Pizzarelli - Part 2
 Eddie Palmieri
 Michel Camilo

2008-2009 Season

 Sonny Rollins - Part 1
 Sonny Rollins - Part 2
 Chick Corea - Part 1
 Chick Corea - Part 2
 Patti Austin - Part 1
 Patti Austin - Part 2
 Oscar Castro Neves
 Mario Grillo
 Dave Brubeck - Part 1
 Dave Brubeck - Part 2
 Eliane Elias
 Dave Valentin

Series Producer: Alicia Zuckerman