ABOUT “INTO THE SKY”: Nick Rosen describes his first full-length offering, “Into the Sky”,
as being, "a musical celebration of the interconnectedness of all people and places. The songs are by themselves their
own universe," he says, "but at the same time they are all connected to the idea of togetherness, and to forming
one beautiful, magical entity." On the recording Rosen plays guitar, Rhodes piano, upright and electric bass, and synths
throughout and sings on 3 tracks. He's joined by producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on piano,
violin, viola and upright bass. The two worked on the beautiful arrangements featured flying a top Rosen's original compositions.
With influences ranging from Sam Cooke, John Coltrane, and The Beatles to Horace Tapscott and J Dilla, Rosen is well aware
that he has to put his heart into everything he does. Above all, while listening to “Into the Sky”, you’re
bound to hear just that, heart! And oh, how refreshing that is!
ABOUT NICK ROSEN: Nick Rosen, 25
year old multi-instrumentalist and composer is on a mission to "inspire joy and hope" the world over, with his unique
sound and vision. He's been realizing his musical dreams since he first picked up the electric bass at the age of 13. Before
receiving his BFA from California Institute of the Arts, with a double major in classical and jazz bass, in May, 2007, (under
the mentorship of Darek Oles, Peter Rofe and Charlie Haden,) Rosen had already been playing around Los Angeles with jazz luminaries
such as bassist Henry Grimes, reedsman Bennie Maupin and saxophonist Arthur Blythe, as well as experimental guitarist Nels
Cline and multi-instrumentalist Wadada Leo Smith, among many others. He's played in a wide variety of rock, soul and jazz
bands since his days at Oakwood High School, (where he is currently a bass teacher,) near his home town of Sherman Oaks, California.
Rosen also plays regularly with The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, Build An Ark, and other world renowned ensembles based in
Los Angeles, including his own group The Nick Rosen Group. Rosen is also the musical director of the Bardot Sessions at Bardot
in Hollywood where he regularly works with such luminaries as: Perry Farrell, Macy Gray, Deryck Whibley, Esthero, and G love.