Michele Rosewoman

Interviews


Michele Rosewoman: Wearing Her Passion With The In Side Out

by Tomas Pena

"Latin Jazz Network" and "All About Jazz"

From Oakland CA, pianist/composer/educator Michele Rosewoman began playing piano at age six. Prior to moving to New York and while still in her late teens she began playing percussion and studied Cuban/Haitian folkloric idioms. In New York Rosewoman formed new ensembles, while nurturing associations with notable New York-based artists such as Julius Hemphill, Carlos Ward, Rufus Reid, Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits, James Spaulding and Billy Hart. In the Latin music genre, Rosewoman has performed with Cuban master drummer/vocalist Orlando Puntilla Rios, Celia Cruz, Paquito D Rivera, Nicky Marrero, Daniel Ponce and Chocolate Armenteros among others.
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Inside Out with Michele Rosewoman

by Alain Drouot

JazzHouse

If pianist/composer Michele Rosewoman's (too short) discography is any indication, she is a musician who doesn't like to rush and overwhelm her audience with a flurry of releases. Each new album therefore generates expectations and a high level of anticipation.
Rosewoman took her time to concoct the follow-up to Guardians of the Light (Enja), a live recording which came out in 2000. It took her two years to find the time to polish and complete this self-released studio recording and The In Side Out (Advance Dance Disques) came out in September 2006.
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