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Sal La Rocca

Rank #1 BE Belgium, BE Jazz / other

50% of sales go to the charity charity: water.

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Sounds Like: Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, John Scofield, weather report, Dave Holland

Label: Igloo-records

Manager: evelynmanagement@gmail.com

Bio: - Sal La Rocca, is one of Belgium's most in-demand double bassists. He has played alongside Toots THIELEMANS, Philip CATHERINE, Nathalie LORIERS, Steve GROSSMAN…
After a stint with rock playing guitar, at age 23, Salvatore LA ROCCA discovers jazz in the early 80's and switches to double bass whic... See Full Bio

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  • Mon

    Jan 5

    Bruxelles, BE | 10:00pm

    Bruxelles, BE
    Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:00pm



  • Sat

    Jan 10

    Bruxelles, BE | 10:00pm

    Bruxelles, BE
    Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:00pm


    Une musique résolument dynamique, alliant tout l’univers de la pop à l’expression spontanée de l’improvisation, au travers de compositions originales et de reprises surprenantes ! C’est ce que propose cette collaboration inédite entre un des plus brillants contrebassistes belges, à la biographie impressionnante et un guitariste talentueux au parcours déjà bien rempli ! Partant du répertoire de l’ album « The HardWay » le groupe n’hésite pas à s’aventurer en des terres connues ! Enracinant ainsi leur musique dans l’histoire de notre temps ! Pour l’occasion, le groupe invite Monsieur Louis Martinez, guitariste Français connu pour ses collaborations avec Sylvain Luc notamment! Mais aussi grand pédagogue et président du festival « Jazz à Sète » Le tout offrant ainsi la perspective d’une soirée placée sous le soleil de la méditerranée et de l’accent du sud, avec une musique riche en mélodie et en spontanéité.

  • Fri

    Jan 16

    Liège, BE | 8:30pm

    Liège, BE
    Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:30pm


    Sal La Rocca, d’origine liégeoise, est un des plus célèbre contrebassistes belges. Il a joué avec Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Steve Grossman, Steve Houben, Lee Konitz, Stanley Jordan, Charlie Mariano… Il a participé également à Vaya con Dios et a posé sa contrebasse sur toutes les scènes européennes. Il nous présente son dernier trio très dynamique. Jeroen Van Herzeele : saxophone / Lieven Venken : batterie / Sal Larocca : contrebasse

  • Fri

    Jan 23

    belgium, BRU, BE | 10:00pm

    belgium, BRU, BE
    Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:00pm


    Alessio Menconi was born in Genoa - Italy. He approached guitar when he was 10 as self-taught. Cosidered a prodigy, he start in 1986 is professional career with best italian musicians. In 1992 he won the award as "Best Soloist" in Gran Prix du Jazz" (Aosta-Italy). In 1993 (23 years old) he participated, in Monteroduni-Italy in "Eddie Lang festival"contest (the most important competitions for guitarists in Italy), winning the first prize as best italian jazz guitarist. He play in tour in Europe, Asia, north and south America and recorded in over 40 cds with several musicians. In 1995 Paolo Conte call him for play in several world tour until 2004 and he recorded four cds.Billy Cobham wanted him since 1998 to 2003 to play with him in several concerts..In the same year, he have been selected in Paris to play with "ONJ" (orchestre national du jazz) In 2003, He partecipated as only italian to the cd "Voodoo crossing-a tribute to Jimi Hendrix" with Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Hiram Bullock ,Larry Coryell and many others. Lately is leaded of his own trio and of his solo project with whom jus made cds, and he is the jazz guitar teacher in the conservatory of music in Cuneo and Genoa. Lately he made tours in Italian embassys in India, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and others and in 2009 he receives the career award from "Jazz lighthouse". Actually is one of much important and wanted guitar player in Italy and Europe.

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    Jan 29

    Stuttgart, BW, DE | 7:30pm

    Stuttgart, BW, DE
    Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:30pm


    Round about Italia - Konzert im Weindepot SAL LA ROCCA & LORENZO PETROCCA - Ein Quartett, dessen Musikalität begeistert, das den Jazz lebt: Lorenzo Petrocca, europäischer Top-Gitarrist, in Kalabrien geboren und auch in Stuttgarts Jazz-Szene zu Hause. Sal la Rocca, der belgische Bassist, der bereits mit vielen Jazz-Größen spielte. Antoine Fillon, „Kölner Franzose“ und Drummer mit Leidenschaft, der auch in Harald Schmidts Show-Band spielt. Und William Lecomte, einer der führenden französischen Keyboarder mit Wohnsitzen in Paris und Stuttgart.

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  • AWE.SOME (Artist) AWE.SOME
    Great music, Sal!:))) Stay unique as you are and sincere in what you do! Cheers!:)))
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist) Chuck Brunicardi
    "Insomnia" smooth keys, horns enchant Sal. You are an amazing bass player. LA best wishes.
  • DogFlow (Artist) DogFlow
  • R3dblossom (Artist) R3dblossom
    Oh, so beautifully and skilfully played music!
  • DeJeaAngel (Artist) DeJeaAngel
    Am in awe! Such beautiful tunes. Wish you all the best! DeJeaAngel
  • Steve Zuwala (Artist) Steve Zuwala
    Just here to let you know that you and your music are great!
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