Travis Rogers

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08/12/13    Community Articles

"Willing to Live" from Hristo Vitchev Quartet's "Familiar Fields"

There are times when I hear recordings that I know will stay with me for the rest of my life. One such album was my pleasure to review in March of 2013. It was by Hristo Vitchev Quartet and was entitled “Familiar Fields.” The CD is loaded with music that...


08/11/13    Albums

Randy Klein's Two Duos: Who's Next?

Following up on his successful first CD in the "Two Duos" series, Randy Klein scores again with the acclaimed guitarist Alex Skolnick and bass virtuoso Boris Kozlov in twelve duos of delicacy, whimsy and remembrance.


07/04/13    Albums

TransFUSION -- New Blood for a Genre Thought Dead

In an time when electric jazz and jazz fusion were considered ready for extinction, Art 'Spike' Schloemer introduces "second generation fusion."


06/28/13    Community Articles

Brilliant Strings, Volume 2 coming to LA on July 7th

Under the inspiration and guidance of guitar great Goh Kurosawa, an event has been created-and now continues-in the Artist District of Los Angeles on the first Sunday of every month. It is an assembly dedicated to performances, live workshops and gear-talk...


05/29/13    Albums


Farnell Newton and FNMUSICWEB have found another winner. This quintet of young lions have the roar and the rumble to seize attention.

05/29/13    Community Articles

Brilliant Strings set to begin Sunday, June 2, 2013

Something exciting is coming this Sunday, June 2, 2013 at ArtShare LA. It is the inaugural gathering of “Brilliant Strings.” This is a fresh and energetic music series that gathers for music and discussion and sharing on the first Sunday of each month in...


05/15/13    Albums

Salsa--Hot and Sweet

Eddie Montalvo has collected a Who's Who of great musicians from New York and Puerto Rico to create a splendid album.


05/06/13    Albums

The Day Waits for Nobody

Aguilar has assembled a great line-up for this sojourn into Latin and Brasilian Jazz.


04/26/13    Albums

The Sweet Sounds of Colombia

While making a name with his big band, Gregorio Uribe scores big with his first solo CD release.


04/14/13    Albums

Jazz for Svetlana

An extraordinary love creates and extraordinary jazz album but not in the way one would expect.


03/19/13    Albums

Familiar Fields
Hristo Vitchev Quartet

The fifth album with Hristo Vitchev in the leadership role, it is a foray into what musicians in harmony can achieve.


01/11/13    Albums

"The Mambo Jazz Connection"

With an album full of his own original compositions, Nerio DeGracia brings his full talents to bear to create a fresh exploration into a classic style.


12/26/12    Albums


In his second solo guitar release, Goh Kurosawa harnesses his power and speed to create something delicate and deliberate.


12/08/12    Community Articles

Portland Cool

George Colligan moved to Portland, Oregon in 2011 and the mutual influence has been impressive.


12/01/12    Albums

"Second Cycle" by Melissa Aldana

Melissa Aldana has successfully built upon the foundation of her first CD "Free Fall" with a mature and blistering advance on "Second Cycle."


11/23/12    Albums

Class is Now in Session

Farnell Newton is one of Portland, Oregon's premiere jazz artists who is also an educator in Jazz Studies at Portland State University. He manages to gather the best and the brightest and offer up brilliant jazz.

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About Travis Rogers


Born into a musical family with a classically trained pianist mother and a choir director/pastor father, Travis Rogers Jr. began his musical education by sitting on the piano bench with his mother as she played the classics. After beginning formal lessons at the age of eight, he became interested in the history, analysis, and form of music literature.

In his teens, Travis was introduced to the recordings of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea and a sweet madness was born.

Travis Rogers joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 29, 2012