Gino Rosaria – ready to step into the spotlight

Born and raised in Curaçao and now residing in Florida, pianist Gino Rosaria has made his debut into the contemporary jazz scene with a billboard charting album Still Waters Run Deep.

Rosaria has performed for years as a sideman for artists such as Adam Hawley, Althea Rene, Karen Briggs, Kim Scott, Julian Vaughn, Blake Aaron, Cindy Bradley, and many more.

He has won several competitions and awards such as the Akademia Music Award for best Funk/Fusion with his Groove Symphony project. In addition, he has performed numerous times on national television and at major jazz festivals – recently touring Europe performing his show and has already been asked to return.

His last single Ride Along featuring Judah Sealy topped at #12 on the Billboard top 30 chart, and Rosaria’s next album Don’t Stop Now is slated for general release on 13 February 2023. That album will feature artists such as Marcus Anderson, Jeff Ryan, Judah Sealy, Wakana, Jazmin Ghent, and Jason Jackson. 

Rosaria says: “I knew it was time for me to step out as a solo artist. I’ve been putting it off for a long time and playing with other artists.

“Because of my Caribbean and Latin roots, I think I have something special to offer musically. I don’t know how to explain it except by showing it through my music. My time has come to step out onto that stage, not as a sideman, but as Gino Rosaria, The Pianist.”

Rosaria moved to the US in 2003 to study music under the world renowned Daisy De Luca Jaffe. In 2009, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Classical Music Performance. He then started taking private jazz lessons with jazz pianist David Shelander, who studied with Bill Evans.

During his time in the US he went on to win many competitions and appeared on national TV and radio stations performing solo, chamber, and with orchestra. Today Rosaria performs and does studio work on a regular basis with some of the best musicians around, including award winning artists such as violinist Karen Briggs, jazz clarinet player Tim Laughlin, flutist Kim Scott, jazz guitarist Adam Hawley, and flutist Althea Rene.

In 2016, Rosaria started a new project called Groove Symphony where he released all original music inspired by his newborn Simon. In 2017 his Groove Symphony project won an award for Best Funk/Fusion EP from the Akademia in Los Angeles.

Today he travels as an educator teaching master classes, as a producer producing music for clients all over the world, as a sideman/musical director for many national acts, and as a performing artist continuously writing and performing original music. Gino also holds an artist-in-residence position at a mega church in Pensacola FL.

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