Adrian Rollini Profile: Sunday, October 13th at 2pm
Join us 2-7pm on Sunday October 13th for an in depth profile on Jazz multi-instrumentalist Adrian Rollini hosted by Charles Iselin. Born on June 8th, 1903 in New York, Rollini was a master of the bass saxophone but also a pioneering multi-instrumentalist throughout his career, playing the goofus, the piano, the drums, the hot fountain pen, the xylophone and the vibes. He was a primary figure in various jazz circles throughout the 1920s and most of the 1930s, from the Jazz Age through to the middle of the Swing Era. A piano virtuoso from a young age, Rollini rose to fame as the bass saxophonist for the California Ramblers in the early 1920s, with whom he recorded prolifically until he left the band in 1927. We will examine his career through his recordings with this group along side those with Joe Venuti, Bix Beiderbecke, Fred Elizalde, Bernard Addison as well as leading his own bands such as the Goofus Five and Adrian's Tap Room Gang.
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