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Featured Artist - Joe Rozum
Joe Rozum originates from Wyomissing, PA located 15 minutes outside of Reading, PA. His father was a dentist by day and a musician by night and his mother was a nurse and a homemaker.

Joe is a graduate of Boston’s world renowned Berklee College of Music.

' The thrill of going to Berklee and living in Boston was certainly a fantastic four-year journey ' says Joe.  

At Berklee he was surrounded by music day and night in one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the country, not to mention all of the great Colleges, Universities and Professional Sport teams located there too.

Seamless fusion of smooth jazz and pop - this is what best describes Joe as an artist and a composer.  His signature sound may be soothing piano ballads, but Rozum is well known for violin duets and performances with a full band. His music has inflections of cool blues, soundtrack themes, gospel and a hint of classical which come from many musical influences who include Billy Joel, Elton John, David Foster, Diane Warren, Yanni, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jim Brickman, Quincy Jones, Phil Vassar, Yolanda Adams, Oleta Adams Andre Crouch, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Carole King, Earth, Wind and Fire, Gino Vanelli, Jamie Cullum, Lionel Ritchie, John Williams, Hans Zimmer & David Arnold.

In addition to his passion for music Rozum has a huge love and passion for dogs and all animals and maybe one day he hopes to start up an Animal Foundation / Organization Rescue Center to save, care and give animals the unconditional love that they always give to us all the time.

Joe loves performing solo to a Private Home Concert audience or on stage with his amazing band to a larger audience.  'I love making the piano talk and come to life.  My motto is ‘Love what you do, Do what you Love’. I love that message and apply that to the piano whenever I perform, write a new song or take on a new project'

Joe has recorded 5 original albums since 2004 including :- Joe Rozum (2004), Dusk On A Summer Night (2005), Along The Coast (2007), After Midnight (2008) and Day Break (2012).

His extensive background of songwriting for 'all genres' includes composing for commercials and film. One of the current commercials repeats in southern California throughout the year is for the Valley View Casino in San Diego which uses a 30 second sample from his song Boogie Cookin from his 2005 CD release of Dusk On A Summer Night.  

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Other songwriting projects include the Bruce Lee Jeet June Do video, the Hanna-Barbera cartoon titled Phish and Chip, a commercial for the local based Los Angeles / Santa Barbara Gift Store Jay’s Luggage and music for the short film winner in the 1999 NY International Film Festival entitled Have A Perwinkle Day.  

In 2005 Joe composed the music for an award winning, digitally animated film written and directed by Film Maker Kelly Kennedy entitled The Baseball Card Shop.  

One of the latest projects Joe completed was a collaboration on the song Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth with singer/songwriter Stephen B. Steward and lyricist/poet Marie Kukula-Tyner which can all be found on YouTube.

In July 2020, Joe’s single 'Grease Funk' has been on the Smooth Jazz radio channels across the United States, the UK, Europe, Australia,  India, Panama, the Philippines and Zambia.

His latest release for the summer of 2021 is aptly entitled 'Summer Cool' and it has a very L A feel to it with a highlighted bass line and a super sax vibe, Joe's funky piano riffs are reminiscent of early Joe Sample and Rodney Franklin
on this outstanding track. The almost Blues theme and catchy riffs makes it stand out in the current releases and demand attention - Wes George

Listen to Summer Cool on STREETJAZZ on Show No. 945

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