Rolf Sturm

Rolf Sturm

 New York City, New York, USA

- DownBeat Magazine Feb. 2011

"Sturm is a prodigious talent and is an unparalleled virtuoso of the nylon stringed guitar. "Balance" is highly recommended and should be required listening for all fans of contemporary music.”
- Minor 7th Jan./Feb. 2011


Guitarist Rolf Sturm has performed with and/or appeared on CDs with Tony Trischka, Loudon Wainwright, Anthony Braxton, David Johansen, Billy Martin, Bob Mintzer, Glen Velez, Maggie Roche, Jorma Kaukonen, Dave Douglas, Ike Willis, Eddy Arnold, Pat Boone, Giora Feidman, and members of the Grateful Dead. He has an active duo with singer Jenna Mammina and is a member of "Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult", the silent movie/live music band: "4FiveVI" and he co-leads the NYC trio "Tricycle". Rolf is also a member of the "Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble" and the "Walter Thompson Orchestra".

Rolf has toured the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Canada, and the UK, performing at dozens of jazz, jam band/rock, folk, and blues festivals (including the World Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany). He has performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. and on soundtracks for both film and television. His music has been featured on National Public Radios All Songs Considered and his solo guitar recording, "Balance", was awarded 4 stars in DownBeat magazine. 


The Sturm Brothers - Back Home (Water Street Music WSM-111)
Feed The Meter - Violation (Water Street Music WSM-112)
Rolf Sturm - Solo Acoustic (Water Street Music WSM-113)
Feed The Meter - Its About Time (Water Street Music WSM-114)
Just Cause - Standards (Water Street Music WSM-115)
Rolf Sturm/Jody Espina - One World (Water Street Music WSM-116)
Rob Henke/Rolf Sturm - Evening Pawn (Water Street Music WSM-117)
Rolf Sturm - Shawangunk (Water Street Music WSM-118)
Tricycle - Tricycle (Water Street Music WSM-120)
Kloomp! - A Tale Of Trevor Nor (Water Street Music WSM-121)
All Terrain Band - Strangled By The Apple (Water Street Music WSM-122)
4 Five VI - 3 Film Scores By Rolf Sturm (Water Street Music WSM-123)
Rolf Sturm - Balance (Water Street Music WSM-124)

Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult - If You Should Go (Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1214)
Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult - Cargo Cult (CIMP #375)
Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult - Lonely House (covers) (CIMP #380)
Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult - Discovers (CIMP #385)
Washington Street Players - The Bride (M-Cons East No. 1)
Rob Henke Group - White Paws (Cathexis 93-0007-2)
Rob Henke Group - Footnotes (Twin Rivers records TR-225)
Tony Trischka - New Deal (Rounder Records 82161 0493-2)
Joe Gallant & Illuminati - Code Of The West (Scratchy Records)
Joe Gallant & Illuminati - The Blues For Allah Project (Knitting Factory Works KFW-188)
Joe Gallant & Illuminati - Live Vol. 1 (Relix Records RRCD2085)
Joe Gallant & Illuminati - Live Vol. 2 (Relix Records RRCD2092)
Joe Gallant & Illuminati - Terrapin (Which Records WHI5656)
Joe Gallant & Illuminati - Shadowhead (Black Mirror Prod. BMP001)
Various - Dead Delites Vol. 3 (Relix Records RRCD2097)
Various - Stolen Roses Grateful Dead Rec. (Arista 4073-CD)
Walter Thompson Orchestra - The Colonel (Nine Winds Records NWCD0205)
Walter Thompson Orchestra - PEXO (Nine Winds Records NWCD0234)
Various - John Zorn's Cobra (Knitting Factory Works KFW-124)
Frank London - The Debt (Tzadik TZ-7507)
Various - The Jazz Voice (Knitting Factory Works KFW-212)
Various - New York Downtown, Jazz & Other Sounds (Knitting Factory Works KFW-200)
Nanette Natal - I Must Be Dreaming (Benyo Music BY33-41)
Nanette Natal - Sweet Summer Blue (Benyo Music BY3342)
Evan Mazunik - Ribs (Snapback Records)
Lisa Sokolov - Lazy Afternoon (Laughing Horse Records LHR1008)
Mila Drumke - Hip To Hip (Little Pro Records LPR-03)
Didrik Ingvaldsen - History & Movement (Da-Da Records Da-Da 4CD)
Bob Magnuson/Tom DeSteno - In The Sunlight (Cadence Jazz Records CJR-1137)
The Joe Carson Big Band - Roar Of Promise (NJBBDS-101)
Ellen Christi Quartet - Vision: Live from the 2002 Vision Festival (Thirsty Ear 57131)
Various (ATB) - Reaction Vol. 4 (Reaction CD RCD 104-2)
ATB - Sex, Drugs, And Democracy(sound track) (Red Hat Productions Ind. Release)
Bob Hovey - Higdon Cafeteria New Music Series Vol. 1 (Ind. Release)
The Protruders - A Recipe For The Body & Soul (Ind. Release)
Choir Of The Brooklyn Oratory - Glad Tidings (Flaming Heart Productions 1944-2)
Choir Of The Brooklyn Oratory - Gaudete (Oratory Music Productions 1595-2)

Set List

An evening's set will usually consist of a variety of originals and Jazz standards.