- Artist: Rolf Sturm
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/20/2004
Jody Espina maintains a busy performing schedule in the New York City area as a multi-instrumentalist. He has performed with Illuminatti, the Walter Thompson Orchestra, Feed The Meter, Mel Torme, Patti Page, the Charlie Persip Superband, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and many other notables. He works as a regular substitute on Broadway, and frequently records for TV, Films, and CDs. He is both a noted jazz educator and an entrepreneur. He is the coordinator of the Jazz Program at The Hoff Barthelson Music School, he's an adjunct faculty at Concordia College and he's the president of 'JodyJazz Saxophone and Clarinet Mouthpieces'. Jody is also a featured columnist for 'Sax on the Web'. Jody is a graduate of Berklee College Of Music. Rolf Sturm is a guitarist who has performed and/or toured with drummer Billy Martin, country singer Eddy Arnold, the Argentinean tango group New York-Buenos Aires Connection, the Grateful Dead big band Illuminati, the Walter Thompson Orchestra, and klezmer clarinetist Giora Feidman. He is a member of the Tony Trischka band and he leads his own NYC area bands Feed The Meter and Just Cause. Rolf has toured North America and Europe, performing at the World Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany. He has performed on soundtracks for both film and television and has released numerous CD's on the Water Street Music label. Rolf has also recorded dozens of CDs as a sideman, appearing on recordings with Loudon Wainwright, Daivd Johansen, Glen Velez, Maggie Roche, Dave Douglas, Cameron Brown, Jorma Kaukonen, Steven Bernstein, and members of the Grateful Dead. Rolf graduated from Ithaca College, with a BFA in Jazz Guitar. He has studied with John Abercrombie, Jim Hall, Bill Frisell, and Joe Pass.
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