Renee Rosnes

About Renee Rosnes

Lauded Canadian pianist and composer Renee Rosnes is a technically adept jazz improviser with a sound that is the epitome of post-bop sophistication. Inspired by players like Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, and Horace Silver, Rosnes gained wider attention after moving to New York City in the 1980s, playing with Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and J.J. Johnson, and as a member of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. From there, she embarked on a fruitful solo career, releasing several Juno Award-winning albums on the Blue Note label, including 1990's For the Moment and 2002's Life on Earth. Along with her solo work, Rosnes regularly appears with bassist Ron Carter's quartet, is a founding member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective, and performs as musical director for the all-star ARTEMIS ensemble, the latter of whom released their debut album in 2020. In 2021, she delivered her third Smoke Sessions album, Kinds of Love.

  • HOMETOWN
    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • BORN
    March 24, 1962

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