Speak to Me
At the age of eighteen, jazz guitarist David Rosenthal has had the honor to play with some of the biggest names in jazz including, Oscar Peterson, Benny Golson, Dave Leibman, Al Jarreau, Jon Hendricks, Hank Jones, and Barry Harris as well as some younger commercial artists including Coolio, The Neville Brothers, Kirk Whalum and Dave Koz. In 2005 and 2006, David was selected as the only high school guitarist from North America to participate in the Gibson Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles. As a member of the Gibson Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles, BET featured the ensembles in four episodes that aired in 2006. David was also selected as one of seven eighteen-year-old jazz musicians from around the world to be recognized as a 2007 NFAA Stan Getz/Clifford Brown Fellow, where he will perform at the IAJE conference and the Monterey Jazz Festival. David Rosenthal's numerous performance opportunities include the Henry Fonda theatre in Los Angelos, The Vic in Santa Monica, The Knitting factory in Hollywood, the pre and post parties to the GRAMMY awards, Dizzy Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, The Hartford Jazz festival, and three sold out shows at the Iron Horse Music Hall in North Hampton. David recently recorded and released his debut CD featuring his original compositions with musicians Jamire Williams on drums, Earl Travis on bass, and Christian Sands on piano. David is currently enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music where he studies under the tutelage of Rodney Jones.