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About

Richard Rozze is an electric and acoustic guitarist, vocalist, multi instrumentalist and  composer. He has been influenced by classic British rock, blues, jazz, latin , country and celtic music and sights Paul Kossoff, Gary Moore, Wes Montgomery, John Abercrombie, Jim Hall,  Eric Johnson,  Jeff Beck,  Pierre Bensusan,  Julian Bream and  Tim O’ Brien as some of his major influences.

Richard’s debut album ‘Learning To Fly’ was released  in November 2014 and showcases  his original compositions,  embracing Jazz, Blues and the songs of the great ‘tunesmiths.’ Richard’s arrangement of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ was featured on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line – Up Show. 

Richard also plays the dobro, mandolin and tenor banjo. He has also contributed compositions and lyrics to the group ‘Open Water.’ 

Richard is a former Graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied a Masters in Jazz. He currently teaches guitar and Jazz styles at Canterbury Christ Church University and has been involved in teaching on the Mehr Clef Jazz Summer Schools.

 

Quotes

‘‘Heard this for the first time on the radio on Saturday. Totally lifted me up. Thanks.” J. Smith via Youtube

”Richard Rozze is an artist who has successfully forged a unique approach to his playing and compositions. He glides effortlessly through multi-genre worlds, his solos flawlessly committed to his surroundings. On this debut album, the listener will be enthralled by Rozze’s ability to fuse elements of rock, jazz, folk & Americana. You will stop asking yourself “what style of music am I listening to?” and realise the question is moot, it’s just great music!” (Paul Booth – Saxophonost with Steve Winwood Band)

Richard Rozze has produced a stunning CD with a band that sounds like it has played together for years, the cohesion and telepathy is evident throughout. Richard’s writing echoes some of Pat Metheny’s finest moments, yet his own playing can encompass R’nB grit to country sensitivity when needed, to compliment his compositions and arrangements. (Derek Nash – producer/ engineer/saxophonist)