Rocco Ventrella was born in Bari, Italy. With the album ‘Give Me The Groove’, the saxophonist has received a Pre-Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2007, 5 tracks of the CD hit the Top20 of numerous smooth jazz radio stations. Also Ventrella has gotten quotes from George Duke, Dave Koz, Marion Meadows, Chris Standring and more. Rocco appeared in selected jazz festivals including the James Brown Festival in Georgia, the Smooth Jazz Festival Bregenz (Austria), Smooth Jazz in the Cube (Austria), the Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg (Germany), the Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca (Spain) plus performances in Luxembourg, UK, USA and France. His passion is performing live on stage and touring the world. In his carreer, he shared the stage with some of the most respected smooth jazz artists worldwide such as Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Renato Falaschi and many more. In 2015, he released his latest CD.
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