February 14, 1953 |
Brooklyn, New York City
|Occupations||Bass player, musical director, composer, producer|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, keyboards|
|Associated acts||David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Joe Bonamassa, John Waite, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder|
Carmine Rojas (born February 14, 1953, in Brooklyn, NY) is an American bass guitarist, musical director, composer, and producer. Best known for recording with David Bowie and Rod Stewart, his musical styles include rock, R&B/funk, and jazz.
Rojas toured the world with David Bowie from 1983–1987, playing bass on several multi-platinum hits such as "Let’s Dance", "China Girl", "Modern Love" and "Blue Jean". Live DVDs include Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider.
He recorded and tour with Julian Lennon as a musical Director and bassist from 1985–1986
He recorded and toured with Rod Stewart as a musical director and bass guitarist from 1988 through 2003. One of the multiple albums recorded during that time includes the MTV multi-platinum live CD and DVD, Unplugged...and Seated. He also co-wrote songs on the albums Vagabond Heart and A Spanner in the Works.
Carmine has also recorded, toured and played alongside Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, Ron Wood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, Peter Frampton, Al Green, Carly Simon, Ian Anderson, Paul Rogers, John Waite, Steve Winwood, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Julian Lennon (Musical Director/Bassist), John Hiatt, Carole King, Beth Hart, Bobby Womack, Sam Moore, Billy Squire, Olivia Newton-John, Michael Hutchence, Bernard Fowler, Blondie Chaplin, Billy Gibbons, Leslie West, Joe Lynn Turner, Carlos Santana, Todd Rundgren, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, Michael Bolton, Ivan Neville, Allen Toussaint, Phil Ramone, Kevin Shirley, Trevor Horn, Charlie Sexton, Jewel, Brandy, Dave Mason, Mike Patton, Glenn Hughes, Nektar, Tetsuya Komuro, Hitomi, Ziroq, Modern Primitives, Simranking, Sass Jordan and many others.
Rojas has been recording and touring with blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa since 2005, including seven solo CDs (beginning with You and Me); two collaborations with Beth Hart ('Don't Explain" and "Seesaw"), and the DVDs Live from the Royal Albert Hall and Live from the Beacon Theatre.
- Carmine Rojas discography at Discogs and Allmusic.com
- Carmine Rojas interviewed by Bass Player Magazine
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