Adonis Rose & Piece of Mind
An Archived Performance ft. Tia Fuller, Maurice Brown, Miki Hayama, Jasen Weaver, Sasha Masakowski, and Adonis Rose.
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New Orleans is a good place to grow up as a drummer. The unique rhythm and funky backbeat of the city's music become a part of life's imprinting process that gives a drummer a special feel for his subject matter. Drummer, Adonis Rose, knows this better than anyone.
Rose has played with some of the world’s most esteemed jazz artists, from nine-time Grammy winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis to three-time Grammy winning vocalist Dianne Reeves to jazz/pop entertainer Harry Connick Jr., himself a three-time Grammy winner. Indeed, Rose’s beats reach further than the jazz world. Adonis Rose has performed with rap group Public Enemy, soul diva Chaka Kahn and the late R&B chart-topper Gerald Levert.
Even before graduating from New Orleans’ Warren Easton High School, Rose was refining his skills at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and jamming with the likes of Clyde Kerr, who headed the jazz program at the NOCCA, and Nicholas Payton, winner of the 1997 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.
Shortly following Hurricane Katrina, Rose founded The Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra, Inc. and serves as it’s Artistic Director. Over the last three years, Adonis Rose has become a leader in jazz awareness, holding positions as Creative Director of Cadillac’s Jazz by the Boulevard Festival and Artist in Residence at the University of Texas at Arlington
In February 2010, Adonis Rose received a Grammy Award for his performance on the CD, Book One, with Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Adonis Rose continues to perform all over the world, and just recently performed in Hawaii for United States President Barack Obama.