Born and raised in the heart of NYC's Greenwich Village, Rocco is a composer/performer who presents exciting, original music with a twist of structure and a melodic base. He is a strong improviser, whose written works feature improvisation as a compositional device.
Rocco John has studied with Jazz legends, Lee Konitz and Sam Rivers, as well as the direct disciples of Nadia Boulanger. As a result, his original compositions blend that "in" and "out" sensibility seamlesslyand his discography has garnered high praise.
As a long-time teaching Artist, Rocco has years of experience running music residencies, which he thoroughly enjoys. He holds a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in composition from Hunter College.
THE IMPROVISATIONAL COMPOSER'S ENSEMBLE CD:
PEACE AND LOVE
a tribute to Will Connell
Unseen Rain UR-9932 www.unseenrainrecords.com
www.roccojohnmusic.com UPC Code: 783583260800
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Available at roccojohn.bandcamp.com
a clip from the Peace And Love album.