Travis Rogers

Travis’s Contributions

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08/19/14    Albums

Yoojin Park debuts with "West End"

Surrounding herself with talented and experienced musicians, Yoojin Park has crashed the Jazz party. And she is welcome!

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08/17/14    Albums

Ken Husbands' Trio is "Keepin' It Going" in All the Right Ways

With a funk and fusion background, Bay Area guitarist Ken Husbands brings all those elements plus the fascinating influence of North Africa into a well-paced and utterly intriguing new album.

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07/10/14    Albums

Ask Me Tomorrow by George Colligan

George Colligan teams with bassist Linda Oh and drummer Ted Poor to create an incendiary moment.

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06/29/14    Community Articles

It's Not Too Soon to Call Her Great

She is amazing. She plays like she has lived ten lifetimes and played tenor sax in all of them. Melissa Aldana is on her way to legend status.

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06/11/14    Albums

Steven Kroon's "On the #1" is exactly that.

The fifth album from the percussionist/band-leader has been well worth the wait. With splendid support from the likes of Ruben Rodriguez, Igor Atalita and Vince Cherico, Steven Kroon has created a sensational new album full of spirit and solace.

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05/17/14    Albums

More Than Daft Punk's Bassist

After a career than began with Barry White when Nathan was only 16 years old, he has played for everyone from pop to jazz and has never lost himself. Finally, we get to see Nathan East pick the direction and lead the way.

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02/22/14    Albums

Susan Clynes declares what "Life is..."

An excursion into singer-songwriter jazz set in two venues with three formats.

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02/04/14    Albums

Tom Guarna is in no hurry on "Rush"

Tom Guarna has continued to develop as a composer and a performer. "Rush" is the next step in his artistic growth. And what a step!

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01/26/14    Albums

"Anthem for a New Day"

She has toured and recorded with the best. Now, after six albums, Helen Sung has confidently staked her claim to be called among the very best.

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01/19/14    Community Articles

Hristo Vitchev Ascending

What began as an adventurous foray into the world of progressive music has turned into an establishment of splendid composition, musicianship and entrepreneurship. The career of Hristo Vitchev is scarcely 13 years old but he has written himself a page in...

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12/27/13    Albums

Beautiful Round

Akira Ishiguro has assembled a remarkable quartet of young talent to create something mature and it is straight-on Jazz. Just like you like it.

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12/23/13    Albums

"Joged Kahyangan" by Dewa Budjana

Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune Records has brought forth another artist of staggering talent from Indonesia. Mix him with Peter Erskine and Jimmy Johnson and you 've got the makings....

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12/18/13    Albums

Flawless; Meg Okura's Interpretation of Ryuichi Sakamoto

Arranging the brilliant work of Ryuichi Sakamoto into Jazz, Meg Okura has delivered a stunning album of future Jazz standards.

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12/06/13    Community Articles

Best of the Best for 2013

Asked by the Jazz Journalists Association for my list of favorites for 2013, this was the list.

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11/25/13    Albums

"Peace Streets" by Joe DeRose and Amici

Bringing in three members of the Hristo Vitchev Quartet, Joe DeRose and Amici play like they are well-accustomed to each other... because they are.

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11/24/13    Albums

"The Endless Mysteries"

George Colligan has been in Jack DeJohnette's band for several years now. This time DeJohnette appears on George Colligan's album with Larry Grenadier on bass.

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About Travis Rogers

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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