John Matthew Rosenberg began playing music at age five, and has
practically never stopped... His early classical
training provided the sound foundation from which to explore a
myriad of musical spheres, and his inventive style reflects a
comprehensive grasp of those wide-ranging traditions so
evident throughout the world today.
...from BACH to BLUES, ETHNIC, ROCK, JAZZ, and SPACE MUSIC:
There is not much that has escaped Mr. Rosenberg’s inquisitive ears.......
He can also be heard on the latest Dan Hicks CD: “Beat The Heat”,
alongside co-performers Bette Midler, Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, &
Elvis Costello. John co-wrote songs for Air Bud 3 - Disney/Buena Vista & MVP - Columbia/Tristar
with the films’ composer, Brahm Wenger.
Although piano was, and still is
his primary instrument, John had learned to play the violin,
sax, bassoon and guitar before he left to study Architecture,
at the University of Pennsylvania in
Since then, he has worked as a player,
singer, and songwriter in New York, Boston, and San Francisco,
as well as in some exotic foreign lands such as Turkey,
Switzerland, Chile, Cuba, and South Africa.......
now resides with his wife in Los Angeles,
John has played with quite a diverse
list of musical luminaries... Cab Calloway, Bonnie Raitt, Phil
Collins, Jerry Garcia, Sammy Cahn, Carlos Santana, and David
Grisman, to name a few.........
From small clubs to the
finest grand hotels in Europe, from symphony concerts with
David Benoit to music festivals around the country, John
Rosenberg continues to remain one of our premier piano players
who is continually sought after for his never ending
originality and surprising versatility... (and he also
...Following some recent dates at The Mint
and The Troubador in LA., John finished the second CD for the
band he tours with... The Joe Craven Trio (keyboards &
l.h.bass). His work appears on 3 of San Francisco’s
finest new releases: Clair Bellino, Patrick Mayer, & Jim
and Morning Nichols.
Accomplished, polished, and yet
loose and highly interactive, JOHN MATTHEW ROSENBERG always
enjoys himself, and always offers his audiences a very
entertaining ride across the colorful landscapes that inhabit
our musical Universe.