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Carlo De Rosa

Since moving to New York City in 1993 Carlo De Rosa has had the opportunity to work with many great artists in the Latin and Jazz World. This has led to diverse musical and cultural experiences and has allowed Carlo to work with a wide variety of artists such as Ray Barretto, Ravi Coltrane, William Cepeda, Bruce Barth, Dave Valentin, Ed Thigpen, Nick Brignola, Mickey Roker, Steve Turre, Miguel Zenon, Hilton Ruiz, Ralph Alessi, Candido Camero, Jason Moran, Papo Vasquez and the NYC Ballet.

He collaborates and performs with many other great artists including: Vijay Iyer, Allison Miller, Ingrid Jensen, Sam Newsome, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mark Shim, Luis Perdomo, Dave Allen, Chembo Corniel, Lucian Ban, Andrea Brachfeld, Amir ElSaffar, Elio Villafranca, and Victor Prieto.

As a US Jazz Ambassador in 1999 Carlo traveled to South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Other performances abroad have led him to countries as varied as France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Argentina, Chile, Romania, Slovenia, Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland.

His New York Club engagements have included the Blue Note, Birdland, Zinc Bar, 55 Bar, Smalls, Visiones, Fat Cat, Knitting Factory, Detour, Smoke, Kavehaz, Sweet Rhythm, Jazz Standard, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Tonic, Satalla, CBGB’s Lounge, Barbès, Zebulon, Iridium, Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Cornelia Street Café, La Lanterna Caffe - Bar Next Door, Makor, Town Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Jazz Gallery.

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“Mr. De Rosa, a bassist with extensive sideman credentials, showcases his original compositions in this ensemble, which harnesses the strong interpretive abilities of the tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, the pianist Luis Perdomo and the drummer Derrek Phillips.” Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“The aces in bassist's Carlo De Rosa's Quartet are smashing young tenor saxist Mark Shim and busy pianist Luis Perdomo.” Time Out New York

“The insane virtuosity of Carlo De Rosa on bass (his solo on 'Buena Gente' is quite mindblowing)” - Cathy Gruenfelder, Jazz Improv NY

“De Rosa answers with a truly amazing bass solo.” Budd Kopman, All About Jazz

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Sony Music
2021

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Cuneiform Records
2012

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Brain Dance

Cuneiform Records
2011

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