Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Rosenn, Jamie, guitarist, composer, educator, journalist; b. Gallup, New Mexico, 10 July 1970. His parents, Daniel Rosenn (b. 1943) and Barbara Rosenn (b. 1943), raised Jamie, his sister Alyssa (b. 1977) and brother Gabriel (b. 1977) in Wellesley, Massachusetts, a suburb just outside of Boston.
Rosenn began playing guitar at the age of 12. By the time he was 17 he was playing jazz and performing locally. After high school Jamie attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Music. There he studied with such jazz greats as Jimmy Giuffre, Ran Blake, Mick Goodrick, Cecil McBee, George Garzone, John McNeil and Bob Moses. After completing his studies in Boston, Jamie moved to California where he attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia and received an Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship. At CalArts Jamie studied with Charlie Haden, Leo Smith and Joe LaBarbera and was a featured performer and composer on the '94 and '95 CalArts Jazz CDs. Since receiving his Master Degree from CalArts Jamie has been an active member of the Los Angeles jazz scene. In 1996 Jamie was chosen by the United States Information Agency to be an artistic ambassador and perform in a duo that took part in a seve n-week tour of the Middle East and South Asia. In 1997 Jamie started writing reviews and articles for jazz oriented magazines which led to a position as Editor in Chief for BIRD Jazz Magazine. Currently Jamie teaches at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood and co-leads a group that performs original music which will be featured on an upcoming CD. Jamie has performed with Joe Bagg, Gilbert Castillanos, Buddy Collette, Tony Dumas, Mark Ferber, Alan Ferber, Larry Goldings, Roy Hargrove,Jason Harnell, Larry Koonse, Greg Kurstin, Bob Mover, Darek Oles, Dave Sills, Bob Sheppard, Wadada Leo Smith, Matt Zebley and many more.
CalArts Jazz '94 (1994); CalArts Jazz '95 (1995); Alan Ferber: Playground (2001); various radio and television interviews and live recorded performances in Qatar, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Kuwait (1996)
CD Reviews, interviews and feature articles in Bird Jazz Magazine, February 1998
CD Reviews, interviews and feature articles in Bird Jazz Magazine, March 1998
CD Reviews, interviews and feature articles in Bird Jazz Magazine, April 1998
CD Reviews, interviews and feature articles in Bird Jazz Magazine, May 1998