Rocco Ventrella was born in Bari, Italy. With the album “Give Me The Groove”, the saxofonist has received a Pre-Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2007. 5 tracks of the CD and hit the Top20 of numerous smooth jazz radio stations: “Soulful Strut”, “Winelight”, “Alleria”, “On The Night” and “Give Me The Groove”. Also Ventrella has gotten quotes from George Duke, Dave Koz, Marion Meadows, Chris Standring and more. His latest CD “Sweet Temptation” (2013) scores with special appearances by Gerry Brown, Paul Brown, Everette Harp and Nils.

Rocco appeared in selected jazz festivals including the James Brown Festival in Georgia, the Smooth Jazz Festival Bregenz (Austria), Smooth Jazz in the Cube with Brian Culbertson (Austria), the Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg (Germany) plus performances in Luxembourg, UK, USA and France. His passion is performing live on stage and touring the world. In his carreer, he shared the stage with some of the most respected smooth jazz artists worldwide such as Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Renato Falaschi, Oli Silk, Mindi Abair, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, Nils, Jessy J, Marion Meadows, Jaared, Jonathan Fritzen and more.

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