Nick Rossi Trio in the Temple Art Lofts - Free Event!

. Temple Art Lofts , Vallejo [All Ages]

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The Friday Art Walk will feature Generation: Beat! Celebrating the Art & Literary Genius of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.  Virgina Street will be closed to host a vibrant street celebration, the "Beat Era Happening" is produced by Obtainium Works.  Live music in the Temple Art Lofts Gallery features Nick Rossi.  Art Galleries, shops and restaurants will be available to patrons wanting an art and music experience. The Temple Art Lofts Gallery will feature and extensive collection of Ferlinghetti paintings. Informational videos will be available in the gallery about the artist and his work. The Ferlinghetti Art Collection is provided courtesy of the Rena Branson Gallery and the LF trust.

Longtime San Francisco-based guitarist and bandleader Nick Rossi is known for his accomplished and stylish approach to classic jazz material. Often fronting his cocktail combo inspired by the great trios of the 1940s and 1950s, Rossi is a stalwart of the Bay Area jazz world, as well as a fixture on both the swing dance and big band scenes. After a move to the Bay Area from Los Angeles, Nick immersed himself in the local R&B scene and rose to prominence as a member of The Loved Ones and Ron Silva & The Monarchs. He eventually stepped out to front his own group, the Nick Rossi Set, to local, national, and international acclaim, gradually embracing more and more of a jazz repertoire.

In 2007, Rossi refocused his attention on jazz guitar and dedicated himself to the history and development of the instrument from the 1920s through the 1960s. He studied with Calvin Keys (himself once a student of Irving Ashby) and performed in a variety of jazz-based Bay Area ensembles. Over the past 10+ years, he has led a number of his own combos, specializing in classic jazz inspired by his heroes. He also fosters an interest in Italian-American string, modern classical, Western, and Hawaiian music from the first half of the 20th Century.

This is a free event. No host beer and wine will be served.