473

Take Five With Jamie Rosenn

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Meet Jamie Rosenn:

Jamie Rosenn is a jazz guitarist living in Los Angeles. He co-leads the organ trio Option 3 and the bass-less trio JoE-LeSs shOe. Jamie teaches guitar and jazz improvisation at the Musician's Institute, the Los Angeles Music Academy and Saddleback College.

Instrument(s):

Guitar.

Teachers and/or influences? Teachers include: Mick Goodrick, Charlie Haden, Jimmy Giuffre, George Garzone, Ran Blake, Larry Koonse, Bob Moses, John McNeil.

I knew I wanted to be a musician when... my first guitar teacher showed me the blues scale. I don't I've ever smiled as hard.

Your teaching approach: I have no single approach to teaching. I try to show students how to teach themselves. Students can only really learn a concept when they are ready and I try to guide them through that process.

Favorite venue:

Currently the Baked Potato is my favorite venue in Los Angeles. It's a great sounding room from the stage which is rare. And where else can you get a baked potato the size of a Chihuahua? But I really miss Rocco in Beverly Glen. There was a great vibe, Rocco and Matt Piper treated the musicians with respect and admiration, and they booked creative, vibrant music. LA needs a club in that mold now more than ever.

The first Jazz album I bought was: Technically, it was John Handy's Hard Work in fourth grade, when I was trying to learn alto sax. Later on in high school when I decided I want to check out jazz I got three albums: Gary Burton, Live at Carnegie Hall, with Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow and Bob Moses; Al Di Meola, Elegant Gypsy and Wes Montgomery, Impressions: Live in Paris. The Wes was just what I was looking for.

Desert Island picks: Let me preface this by saying this is an impossible question but right now at this second it would be something like this:

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (Columbia Jimmy Giuffre, Jimmy Giuffre 3 (Atlantic);

Sonny Rollins, Live at he Village Vanguard;

Glenn Gould, Plays Bach (Columbia);

The Beatles, White Album (Apple).

Shop

More Articles

Read Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd Hour Take Five With... Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd...
by 23rd Hour
Published: April 27, 2017
Read Take Five with Julian Hartwell Take Five With... Take Five with Julian Hartwell
by Julian Hartwell
Published: April 20, 2017
Read Take Five with Mike Casey Take Five With... Take Five with Mike Casey
by Mike Casey
Published: March 16, 2017
Read Take Five with Maurice Brown Take Five With... Take Five with Maurice Brown
by Maurice Brown
Published: March 16, 2017
Read Take Five with Brian Kastan Take Five With... Take Five with Brian Kastan
by Brian Kastan
Published: March 8, 2017
Read Take Five with Adam Schneit Take Five With... Take Five with Adam Schneit
by Adam Schneit
Published: January 4, 2017
Read "Take Five With Roberta Piket" Take Five With... Take Five With Roberta Piket
by Roberta Piket
Published: June 17, 2016
Read "Take Five With Zachary Serleth" Take Five With... Take Five With Zachary Serleth
by Zachary Serleth
Published: October 26, 2016
Read "Take Five with Chuck Redd" Take Five With... Take Five with Chuck Redd
by Chuck Redd
Published: May 8, 2016
Read "Take Five with Jared Pauley" Take Five With... Take Five with Jared Pauley
by Jared Pauley
Published: November 16, 2016
Read "Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd Hour" Take Five With... Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd...
by 23rd Hour
Published: April 27, 2017
Read "Take Five with Maurice Brown" Take Five With... Take Five with Maurice Brown
by Maurice Brown
Published: March 16, 2017

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM RECORDS | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!