Musician, harmonica player, producer
Alex Rossi, a Brazilian harmonica master, has had an illustrious career within the South American blues circuit, but he’s now setting his sights on the international jazz scene with the seasoned expertise of an artist who has honed his craft over the years. Throughout his career, Rossi has shared the stage and recorded with a myriad of celebrated blues legends, including Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Hash Brown, Sam Myers, Holland K. Smith, Robert Ealey, Magic Slim, Curly “Barefoot” Miller, Mike Buck, Hubert Sumlin, Susan Tedeschi, Shawn Pittman, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Phil Guy, John Primer, Billy Branch, and Jeff Healey, among others. Building on his success, Rossi’s journey into international jazz was marked by his performance on soundtracks for the acclaimed cinematic hit “Nono The Zig Zag Kid,” which starred Isabella Rosellini. In 2013, he released the album “Alex Rossi Quartet Plays Tom Jobim,” featuring special guests such as Mauricio Einhorn and Ludovic Beier, alongside other talented musicians.
Relocating to Amsterdam in 2013, Rossi continued to expand his musical horizons. In 2016, he played a pivotal role in producing an album paying tribute to the legendary Toots Thielemans, collaborating with some of the finest harmonica players worldwide. Most recently, Rossi has released a new album titled “Something To Say,” featuring the exceptional guitar skills of Ozeias Rodrigues. With each project, Rossi continues demonstrating his versatility and prowess as a musician, leaving an indelible mark on the blues and jazz scenes.
In April 2024, Rossi released his latest album, “Alex Rossi And Friends – Buenos Aires Session” which marks another milestone in his remarkable career.
Recorded live at ION Studios, known for its preservation of the vintage sound of the 1970s, the album exudes an authentic and timeless quality. Russ Ragsdale, based in the United States, handled the mixing to maintain the classic ’70s sound, while mastering was expertly executed by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios in London, adding to the album’s prestigious pedigree.
Selected tracks from “Buenos Aires Session” found their way onto the Release Radar playlist curated by the iconic Abbey Road Studio Institute in both October 2023 and January 2024, further solidifying the album’s recognition and acclaim within the music industry. With its infectious grooves and rich musicality, Alex Rossi and Friends’ “Buenos Aires Session” stands as a testament to Rossi’s artistry and the enduring appeal of funky jazz.
- Coming to jazzahead! would help to facilitate relationships and gain information. It’s a great event and a great opportunity for networking and building contacts. One of the things I appreciate about jazzahead! socializing and networking are actively encouraged, and the layout helps facilitate networking as well. I’m looking to work more, I want to share my music, play more in other venues, and festivals, fund an agency, and create a network that I can help to promote my music and build up my agenda. Create new projects with different musicians and share my contacts with other people.