The Duo Rossi & Rodrigues develops a repertoire focused on Jazz and Brazilian music with an unconventional formation. Harmonica and Guitar, we adapt and create new arrangements to well know songs adjusting the instruments to new ideas. On the repertoire music from Tom Jobim, Miles Davis, John Sebastian Bach and others.
After an illustrious career as a pioneer of the SouthAmerican blues circuit, Alex Rossi, a Brazilian harmonicamaster throws his hat into the international Jazz ring with the effortless virtuosity of the seasoned artist that he is. Rossi has performed and recorded with celebrated blues legends including Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Hash Brown, Sam Myers, Holland K. Smith, Robert Ealey, Magic Slim, Curly “Barefoot” Miller, Mike Buck, Hubert Sumlin, Joshua Redman, Susan Tedeschi, Shawn Pittman, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Phil Guy, John Primer, Billy Branch and Jeff Healey to name a few.
Alex Rossi Quartet Plays Tom Jobim follows on the heels of Rossi’s performance on soundtracks in the recent award winning cinematic hit, Nono The Zig Zag Kid, starring Isabella Rosellini.
In 2016 Rossi plays and produce a album Tribute to the great Toots Thielemans, together with another best 5 harmonica players in the world.
Ozeias Rodrigues was born on 5th July 1980 in southern Brazil. Coming from a family of musicians, he early began to be interested in music. In 2011, he attended the Guitar and Technology Institute (IG&T) in São Paulo, Brazil, where he studied with Edu Ardanuy and Joe Moghrabi. In the same year, he started the Undergraduate Music Program at University of Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Itajaí, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
In 2005, Ozeias Rodrigues launched his first solo album titled “Mr. Chuck”. This album received great reviews from the media and the public. He has a wide discography performing in several bands, ranging from Rock to Jazz. Currently, he is performing a work project dedicated to jazz and Brazilian music by actively participating in the scenario of instrumental music in the South of Brazil.
During his career, Ozeias Rodrigues conducted several workshops in which he had the opportunity to work together with musicians like Martijn Van Iterson, Sandro Haick, Sandro Albert, Cuca Teixeira, Vinnie Moore, Nelson Faria, Edu Ardanuy, Mozart Mello, Renato Borguetti, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Sandro Albert, and Andreas Kisser, among other big names from the world scenario.
Ozeias Rodrigues has participated in various festivals of national and international importance, such as the “International Jazz Day”, and the “Music Festival of Itajaí”, among others.
He is carrying out a didactic work focused on the guitar, teaching at the Itajaí Conservatory of Music and teaching private lessons.
In 2011, he was the winner in the best guitarist category of the “Vintage Times” contest sponsored by Santo Angelo Co.
In October 2017, Ozeias Rodrigues launched the CD/DVD “Happened Today”, recorded live in a studio. This work had the participation of the musicians Mario Jr (drums), Duda Cordeiro (bass guitar), and Elieser de Jesus (piano).
Ozeias Rodrigues also performs as a producer and has produced several artists in the south of Brazil, in addition to soundtracks for national and international companies.