Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
As a member of the Alabama state Jazz Choir, Rowe became acquainted with an instructor from De Anza College in Cupertino Ca, where he sang with Colleges Jazz Singers. Darryl Rowe has won both the Pacific Coast and Fullerton Vocal Jazz awards for outstanding jazz performance. In 1992 the "Darryl Rowe Trio" was featured at the Monterey Jazz festival. Darryl has been a presence in the San Francisco Bay area jazz scene for two decades, with appearances at Keystone Korner, the De Anza Hotel, Yoshi's, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He has worked with Woody Herman, Dexter Gordon, Sergio Mendez, Bobby McFerrin, and Patrice Rushen.
Darryl was living in San Jose, California, when he was hired to share the stage with Roxanne in Aspen. He sang there in the winter of 1997-98, and began his friendship with Russian-American piano virtuoso Vlad Girshevich and double-bassist David Arend.
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