Jorge Rossy

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Jorge (Jordi) Rossy (b. Barcelona, Spain 1964) is a jazz drummer. He started playing drums at age 11.

Jorge Rossy, drummer

Between 1980 and 1989, he toured and recorded extensively with several musicians in the Spanish jazz scene, as well as with internationally acclaimed artists such as Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Jack Walrath, Dave Schinitter, Sal Nistico, Sean Levitt, and others.

In 1989, he moved to Boston to study trumpet at Berklee College of Music.

In Boston, Rossy became the drummer of choice for many of his peers, and joined the Danilo Perez Trio for gigs in Panama, France, Boston and New York.

He subsequently joined the Paquito D’Rivera Sextet for two years.

in 1991, Rossy moved to New York City, and played on several early recordings of many of his Boston contemporaries, including Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Kurt Rosenwinkel. He also accompanied several other musicians then living in the New York, including Brad Mehldau, Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson, Avishai Cohen, Joe Martin, and Freddie Bryant.

Rossy has also worked and recorded with Joshua Redman, Bill McHenry, Bruce Barth, Mike Kanan, Ben Monder, Nat Su, Steve Wilson, Mark Johnson, Larry Grenadier, and Ben Street.

In 1995, Rossy started touring and recording extensively with the Brad Mehldau Trio.[1][2] He has also toured and recorded with The Bloom Daddies, an electric band composed of Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Jesse Murphy and two drummers, Rossy and, initially, Dan Reiser, but subsequently with Tony Mason.[3]

Rossy moved back to Barcelona in 2000, to raise his family and to shift his focus to piano.

in the last ten years, Rossy has been playing and recording on piano with the Jordi Matas Quintet and the Joe Smith Septet, and has participated in several projects with Guillermo Klein, including performances at Merkin Hall in New York[4] and at the Library of Congress Auditorium in Washington, DC.[5]

In 2006, Rossy recorded his first album as leader, Wicca, with Albert Sanz on Hammond organ and R J Miller on drums.

His second album, IVLIANVS Suite, featured the same rhythm section but added Chris Cheek on saxophone and Felix Rossy on trumpet.

As a pianist, Rossy has been touring Spain, the United States, Morocco, Italy and Basel, Switzerland.

Rossy has continued to support other musicians on drums, including the Lee Konitz and Ethan Iverson quartet,[6] Charlie Haden’s Quartet West and Land of the Sun Septet, Carla Bley’s Liberation Orchestra, Joe Lovano’s Quartet Europa, the Kurt Rosenwinkel Quintet, the Seamus Blake Quartet, Trio 2000 with Chick Corea and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and another trio with Brad Mehldau and Charlie Haden.[7]

Discography[edit]

With Brad Mehldau

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