born on 21/8/1964 in Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Alias Jorge Rossy
Links www.jorgerossy.com (English)
Between 1980 and 1989, he toured and recorded extensively with several musicians in the Spanish jazz scene, as well as with internationally acclaimed artists such as Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Jack Walrath, Dave Schinitter, Sal Nistico, Sean Levitt, and others.
In 1989, he moved to Boston to study trumpet at Berklee College of Music.
In Boston, Rossy became the drummer of choice for many of his peers, and joined the Danilo Perez Trio for gigs in Panama, France, Boston and New York.
He subsequently joined the Paquito DRivera Sextet for two years.
in 1991, Rossy moved to New York City, and played on several early recordings of many of his Boston contemporaries, including Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Kurt Rosenwinkel. He also accompanied several other musicians then living in the New York, including Brad Mehldau, Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson, Avishai Cohen, Joe Martin, and Freddie Bryant.
In 1995, Rossy started touring and recording extensively with the Brad Mehldau Trio. He has also toured and recorded with The Bloom Daddies, an electric band composed of Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Jesse Murphy and two drummers, Rossy and, initially, Dan Reiser, but subsequently with Tony Mason.
Rossy moved back to Barcelona in 2000, to raise his family and to shift his focus to piano.
in the last ten years, Rossy has been playing and recording on piano with the Jordi Matas Quintet and the Joe Smith Septet, and has participated in several projects with Guillermo Klein, including performances at Merkin Hall in New York and at the Library of Congress Auditorium in Washington, DC.
In 2006, Rossy recorded his first album as leader, Wicca, with Albert Sanz on Hammond organ and R J Miller on drums.
His second album, IVLIANVS Suite, featured the same rhythm section but added Chris Cheek on saxophone and Felix Rossy on trumpet.
As a pianist, Rossy has been touring Spain, the United States, Morocco, Italy and Basel, Switzerland.
Rossy has continued to support other musicians on drums, including the Lee Konitz and Ethan Iverson quartet, Charlie Hadens Quartet West and Land of the Sun Septet, Carla Bleys Liberation Orchestra, Joe Lovanos Quartet Europa, the Kurt Rosenwinkel Quintet, the Seamus Blake Quartet, Trio 2000 with Chick Corea and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and another trio with Brad Mehldau and Charlie Haden.
With Brad Mehldau
- Introducing Brad Mehldau (Warner Bros., 1995)
- The Art of the Trio Volume One (Warner Bros., 1997)
- Live at the Village Vanguard: The Art of the Trio Volume Two (Warner Bros., 1998)
- Songs: The Art of the Trio Volume Three (Warner Bros., 1998)
- Art of the Trio 4: Back at the Vanguard (Warner Bros., 1999)
- Places (Warner Bros., 2000)
- Progression: The Art of the Trio, Vol. 5 (Warner Bros., 2001)
- Largo (Warner Bros., 2002)
- Anything Goes (Warner Bros., 2004)
- House on Hill (Nonesuch, 2006)
- Ratliff, Ben, Rhythm, Among Other Things, Is Their Business, The New York Times, 2005-11-24. URL accessed on 26 July 2011.
- Chinen, Nate, A Wide World of Sound With an Argentine Beat, The New York Times, 17 February 2007.