Dave Rocha has been a mainstay of the greater Bay Area jazz community for over 20 years. His quartet will be performing an eclectic mix of tunes that cover a wide variety of tempos, rhythms and styles, including jazz waltz, jazz rock, latin, hardbop, and blues. In addition to performing on the trumpet, his main instrument, look for Rocha to demonstrate some amazing technique and facility on the flugelhorn, the larger "cousin" to the trumpet. Although a native of California, Rocha played for over a decade in New York City with such all-time jazz legends as Lionel Hampton, Larry Elgart and the great Machito. Although influenced by many of the great jazz trumpet players, he has evolved his own unique approach to jazz trumpet playing and is constantly searching for new avenues of expression.
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