Come join Murph (Mowse Cafe) and view his newest art installation & gallery opening at Red Light Café! There will be live painting and musical performances by Nick Rosen Element + Keena Graham.
Doors @ 7 PM
Soulful… When you listen to Nick Rosen play, that is the one word that comes to mind. Though he is a technical virtuoso on his instrument and capable of playing in all styles with true effortlessness, Nick’s soulfulness is what will leave you captivated and coming back for more. Born and raised in Miami, Fl, Nick’s calling for music began at a young age when he began plucking tunes out at the piano. Fast forward a couple decades and Nick has become one of the most sought after musicians in the southeast, traveling and performing all over the country and all over the world. Nick has performed or recorded with a plethora of legendary artists including Jennifer Holliday, Dionne Farris, Roy Ayers, Tony Momrelle, Curtis Fuller, Russell Gunn, Grant Green Jr., Colonel Bruce Hampton, Donnie and many more.
On Step Into The Light, his debut album, rich colors mix with driving rhythms to create a sound that is both unique and appealing. Virtuoso musicians grace the album including Terreon Gully (Dianne Reeves, Stefon Harris, Christian McBride), Saunders Sermons (Maxwell, Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Powell (Musiq Soulchild, India Aire) and the great Oteil Burbridge who lent his immense talent as a guest artist.
As incredible as the playing is, the true beauty of the album comes from the honesty with which it’s performed. While much modern music is dedicated to technical proficiency on one hand or mass appeal on the other, Nick walks a fine line between both, able to reach any listener of any background and doing it with ability and finesse.
The Nick Rosen Element, performing at tonight's gallery opening, features Ede Wright (guitar), Nick Rosen (keys), Robby Handley (bass), and Marlon Patton (drums).