Trumpeter Jim Rotondi has been a major figure in the world of jazz for over 30 years, both in New York and on the international scene. His sound, soul, and sense of swing have landed him in the bands of the legendary Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Grammy-winner Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bob Mintzer, Charles Earland, Lou Donaldson, Curtis Fuller and Joe Chambers.
David Hazeltine is one of a handful of contemporary pianists who has mastered all of the major musical skills. Thus it’s no surprise that he’s the most recorded contemporary jazz pianist of our time, having recorded thirty-five cd’s as a leader and hundreds more as a sideman. A Milwaukee native, David was playing the clubs as a preteen, and before he’d even come of age he was already grabbing the attention and respect of jazz legends like Sonny Stitt, and Chet Baker.