|Genres Jazz reggae world|
Years active 1992–present
Name Reuben Rogers
|Occupation(s) Musician, educator|
Education Berklee College of Music
|Born November 15, 1974 (age 41) (1974-11-15) |
Origin St.Thomas, Virgin Islands, United States
Instruments Bass (acoustic/electric)
Role Bassist · reubenrogers.com
Associated acts Dianne Reeves, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, Aaron Goldberg
Albums Kind of Trio, Chopin Meets The Blues, Rabo de Nube, New Groove, Gifts And Givers
Similar People Aaron Goldberg, Eric Harland, Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran
Joshua redman reuben rogers gregory hutchinson live in belgrede 2007
Reuben Renwick Rogers (born November 15, 1974) is a Virgin Islands jazz bassist, composer and educator.
- Joshua redman reuben rogers gregory hutchinson live in belgrede 2007
- James ross bassman reuben rogers bass joshua redman trio upright solo
- As leader
- As sideman
James ross bassman reuben rogers bass joshua redman trio upright solo
Born November 15, 1974, and raised in the Virgin Islands, Rogers was exposed to varieties of music that included calypso, reggae, gospel and jazz. In his formative years, Rogers received encouragement from his parents to explore his musical talent. He began with the clarinet, experimented with the piano, drums and guitar, yet at the age of 14 found his true passion in the bass.
Under the eye of his high school band teacher Georgia Francis, Rogers studied jazz with fellow Virgin Islanders Ron Blake and Dion Parson. Rogers' potential was recognized by numerous awards, grants and scholarships from the St. Thomas Arts Council and other local organizations. This in turn opened the door for Rogers' summer studies at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and in Boston at Berklee College of Music. Upon completion of their five-week summer program, Berklee awarded Rogers a scholarship toward his degree studies.
Rogers' musical education was punctuated by numerous awards, most notably, a scholarship endowed by the Fish Middleton Jazz Society. He earned his Bachelor of Music in 1997 from Berklee College of Music. Rogers' command of both the electric and acoustic bass has aided him in adapting to various musical genres. This versatility in addition to his creative energy has led him to be a very sought after bassist. Rogers began touring professionally at the age of 17 with the Marcus Roberts trio. He has worked with jazz artists of world-renown, such as Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Jackie McLean, Charles Lloyd and Dianne Reeves, amongst others. Rogers' peers continue to influence and enrich his musical style and direction. He has toured extensively all over the globe, and has recorded on over 70 CDs.
Ever committed to supporting the arts in the Virgin Islands, Rogers returns when his schedule permits to conduct music workshops in local schools and organize fundraising concerts that benefit the education of today's island youth. His musical endeavors come full circle during performances with Ron Blake and Dion Parson in the Caribbean jazz group 21st Century.
With Charles Lloyd
The Things I Am
The Gospel Truth
'Ting for Ray
Nearness of You
Just in Time
Voyage to Cythera
Greek Suite - Pt III: I Forget and I Am Glad
Keep The Change
Who Will Buy
I Remember You
Night of the Mosquito
Wonderful - Wonderful
Robin In Pink I