Alex Rossi & David Golek

Jazz & Drinkzz in de Waag

Alex Rossi

After an illustrious career as a pioneer of the South American blues circuit, Alex Rossi, a Brazilian harmonicamaster throws his hat into the international Jazz ring with the effortless virtuosity of the seasoned artist that he is.Rossi has performed and recorded with celebrated blues legends including Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Hash Brown, Sam Myers, Holland K. Smith, Robert Ealey, Magic Slim, Curly “Barefoot” Miller, Mike Buck, Hubert Sumlin, Joshua Redman, Susan Tedeschi, Shawn Pittman, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Phil Guy, John Primer, Billy Branch and Jeff Healey to name a few.

Alex Rossi Quartet Plays Tom Jobim follows on the heels of Rossi’s performance on soundtracks in the recent award winning cinematic hit Nono The Zig Zag Kid, starring Isabella Rosellini.

In 2016 Rossi produced an album Tribute to the great Toots Thielemans, together with another best 5 harmonica players in the world. Recently he released a new album called Something To Say with the great guitar player Ozeias Rodrigues.

David Golek

Guitarist & composer David Golek is active in the Jazz scene as well as in World-music groups. His personal recognizable style and music language suit a wide range of musical directions.

David has always been first and foremost interested in expressing his own musical identity, inspired by his roots & life journey. Having a classical and jazz music education, living in different parts of the world and speaking several languages, was a base to always want to widen his musical horizons & perspective on one side, and connect to his roots on the other.

David is leader of the successful groups such as Tiltan (Folk /Jazz/ contemporary), The David Golek Trio (Jazz) and co-leading Flight of the Ants trio (Jazz). Besides his own projects, David is involved with various groups, as a sideman, from straight-ahead to modern jazz ,Ethnic and World-music oriented groups, to collaboration with modern dance projects and film. David’s own music would be a cross-road of these experiences, adding Jewish and middle eastern influences, as well as film music.

David has played concerts or recorded with a range of outstanding musicians, among others with with Benny Bailey, Ravi Coltrane, Lonnie Smith, Walter Blending, Wycliff Gordon, Ron Westray, Arnie Lawrence , Philip Harper, Dale Barlow, Michael Moore, Gary Smulyan, Dick oats, Franck Amsallem, Simin Tander, Ferdinand Povel, John Ruocco, Anthony Cox, Alex Coke, Eli degibri, Avishai Cohen, Dmitry Shapko, Nelson Latif, Ana Beck, Jimmy Omonga, Odrey Shakir, Maria Jose Ortiz and many others.

His latest cd with his group Tiltan was voted in category ‘Best 5 World-music cd’s of the year 2014’ and ‘Best 20 cd’s of the year 2014’ in the summary edition of Het Parool. The album was highly acclaimed in national & international press.

David Golek

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