Composer and jazz pianist, Tony Rosales, grew up in Long Island, New York. Influenced by some of the great jazz pianists of the day, and possessed by Oscar Peterson's sound, he began to make a name for himself, developing his own stayle as a musical savant. As a teenager and then as young man he performed as a solo pianist and was a crowd pleaser at the best restaurants in the greater New York Metropolitan Area. In 1995, Mr. Rosales moved to the Grand Strand district of South Carolina where he continued to cultivate his sound and where he honed his talent. In 1983 and 1984, he opened for The Dave Brubeck Quartet at the Jazz Festival in Oyster Bay, New York. From 1995 to 1998, he was solo jazz pianist at the Myrtle Beach Hilton Hotel. For the past eight years Mr. Rosales has been playing at numerous country clubs and restaurants throughout the Carolina’s. Number one ranked golfer Greg Norman recognized Rosales' genius and featured Rosales at the opening of his restaurant in Myrtle Beach. Norman has continued to support Mr. Rosales, featuring his talent at his private golf parties. Rosales maintains his long association with the Martini family, proprietors of the most popular jazz and piano bar, the Midtown Bistro in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he plays jazz piano six nights a week. He is the musical director for The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, one of the premier shows on the BlogTalkRadio Network the world’s largest live online talk radio network that attracts over 20 million listeners and is available for your listening pleasure at www.hallicasser-jayne.com. This is Mr. Rosales’ first appearance at the Metropolitan Room. He looks forward to returning to his roots in the New York jazz scene.
Name: Tony Rosales Jazz
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: The Piano and The Jazz