rocco

rocco

BandJazzAcoustic

Some of the happiest music you'll ever hear and some of the saddest music you'll ever hear. Melancholia Prevails!

Biography

When one hears the name Rocco, thoughts of boxers and saints may come to mind. Now, there is Rocco: composer, singer, Renaissance man.

Rocco embarked on his musical career as a young child. At the age of six, Rocco enjoyed listening and mimicking the sounds of his dad's opera records. Playing "Winnie the Pooh" in the 4th grade really set the stage for the future. Rocco's teacher suggested that his talent be developed with classical vocal lessons.

At around the age of 16 Rocco began writing his own songs . In H.S. Rocco competed and won All-State Chorus 2 years in a row and All- Eastern Chorus his senior year. (1 of 8 friom New York State) These records still hold to this day.

During his college years, Rocco performed in leading operatic roles including Puccini's "Gianni Schicci", Mozarts "Cosi fan Tutte",Poulenc's modern opera "Dialogue of the Carmelites" and Gilbert and Sullivans "The Gondoliers". At around this same time Rocco was playing in the N.Y.U. band Newark, writing and arranging songs for the band playing Rhthym guitar playing all over the city.

Rocco began work on his debut solo album "A walk with rocco" on October 29th 2001 and mastering was completed at "Gateway Mastering Studios" in Portland, Maine in summer 2003.

Rocco's instrumental composition " September sadness" from the solo debut album "A Walk with Rocco" on Pagliacci Records, has had over 10,000 downloads to date on www.besonic.com, a German music website. After hearing "September Sadness", a reporter from the BBC asked Rocco to be on her show to perform this haunting piece and to also sing a song called "I want the old New York" that Rocco wrote. This performance was November 11, 2001.

In april 2003, "Gardens of Imagination" from the solo debut album "a Walk with Rocco" was chosen by the National Holocaust Museum as the dedication piece for the opening of the children's garden.

In addition to composing,performing,Rocco teaches voice and guitar to a chosen few for his time is so limited. Rocco also likes pricey sport's cars and enjoys playing Billiards. Lastly, Rocco's favorite food is Pizza.





Rocco began work on his debut solo album "A walk with rocco" on October 29th 2001 and mastering was completed at "Gateway Mastering Studios" in Portland, Maine in summer 2003.

Discography

A walk with rocco Http://www.awalkwithrocco.com

on Pagliacci records, Http://www.pagliaccirecords.com