Jorge Rossy

Born in Barcelona in 1964, Rossy studied percussion, piano, and trumpet. He was already playing drums professionally in the early '80's, working in Europe with the likes of Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, and Jack Walrath. His musical connections to such players as Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Seamus Blake date back to the early 90's and continue into the present. About playing vibes, Rossy explains, "It means a lot for me to come out of the closet as a vibes player. I love the drums, I'm still a drummer. With the other instruments I started young, and was influenced by the greats. With vibes I started at a point when I just wanted to enjoy playing. Everything I learned from drums, piano and trumpet comes together and it seems to work."