October 4th, 23h30

Renne Rosnes. Piano
Steve Wilson.  Alto & Soprano Sax
Nicole Glover. Tenor Sax
Peter Washington . Bass
Carl Allen. Drums


Pianist and composer Renee Rosnesdistinguished career continues to reach higher levels marked by new music and exciting collaborations.  She toured and recorded with such legendary musicians as Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, JJ Johnson, Buster Williams and James Moody.  From 1990-2000, she was the pianist for the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, and was a founding member of the all-star ensemble, the SFJAZZ Collective, from 2004-2009.


She has released 17 albums as a leader.  Her latest is the JUNO award-winning “Kinds Of Love” which features all-Rosnes compositions performed by bandmates tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Carl Allen, and Brazilian percussionist Rogério Boccato.  Renee is a 12-year member of the legendary bassist Ron Carter’s Quartet, and is featured on his latest recording, “Ron Carter: Foursight, The Complete Stockholm Tapes, Vol. 1 & 2” (IN+OUT Records).  She is married to renowned pianist Bill Charlap, who played at Angrajazz in 2005, and the Charlap/Rosnes piano duo was spotlighted on four tracks of the 2015 GRAMMY winning album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern.


Joining Renee at the Angrajazz Festival is alto and soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson, who has brought his original sound to bands led by Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves and Maria Schneider.  A rising star on the New York jazz scene is tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, who has played with George Cables, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aaron Diehl, Christian McBride, and Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and is also a member of the supergroup ARTEMIS, led by Rosnes.  The band has just released a 2nd album: “In Real Time” (Blue Note Records). On bass is Peter Washington, a longtime member of Rosnes’ bands, who has performed with a who’s who of jazz history, including Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Tommy Flanagan, Milt Jackson and Tom Harrell.  The drummer is Carl Allen, another incomparable musician who has recorded on over 200 albums, and accompanied such masters as Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard.


(Text by Renee Rosnes)