Mr. Rosen is the producer/executive producer of over 350 albums, of which 80 have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards, winning 33 GRAMMYS, as well as numerous award winning film/video productions and television specials. Mr. Rosen and multi-GRAMMY and Academy Award winning pianist/composer Dave Grusin co-founded GRP Records, the award winning contemporary jazz label featuring major artists, Chick Corea, Diana Krall, Patti Austin, BB King, Dave Grusin, Ramsey Lewis, Arturo Sandoval, Diane Schuur, Michael Brecker, Dr. John, Kevin Eubanks, Spyro Gyra, Lee Ritenour, Gary Burton, Dave Valentin, John Patitucci, Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Tom Scott, Gerry Mulligan, The GRP All-Star Big Band, Yellowjackets, Rippingtons, among others. GRP Records, known as “The Digital Master Company” was the first non-classical company in America to release CDs, and was instrumental in the launching of the CD format. See www.larryrosen.com
JAZZ ROOTS - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series is a concert and educational program created for performing arts centers across America. The JAZZ ROOTS series was first launched in 2008 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Subsequently, the series debuted in 2009 in Dallas at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and in 2011 at the Palladium Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. In 2012 JAZZ ROOTS began presenting the series in The Smith Center in Las Vegas, The Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta, and NJPAC in Newark, NJ. Rosen is also the producer of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the SASSY AWARDS. Artists presented on JAZZ ROOTS concerts included: Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Paquito D’Rivera, John McLaughlin, Patti Austin, Count Basie Orchestra, Ramsey Lewis, Wynton Marsalis, Sergio Mendes, George Benson, Esperanza Spalding, Take 6, Michael Feinstein, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Valentin, Nestor Torres, Machito Orchestra, Eliane Elias, Ivan Lins, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau, Dave Sanborn, Jon Hendricks, Dave Grusin, Jon Secada, Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo and many more. The JAZZ ROOTS series includes educational and outreach programs that organically connect to local community groups, art centers, Universities, and local boards of education. Mr. Rosen is the host of the award winning WLRN-FM locally presented NPR radio series titled JAZZ ROOTS. See www.jazzroots.net.
Mr. Rosen received the Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in New Media and Entertainment, the GRAMMY Governor Honor Roll, he founded the Music For Youth Foundation in NYC, he served on the board of the NFAA Young Arts Organization, MENC, he serves on the board of the Dave Brubeck Institute, the Frost School of Music Steering Committee, and with Dave Grusin is the founder of the National Foundation for Jazz Education.
Arts Patron / Chairman
Since moving to Miami in 2000, either Carl or his wife, Toni, have served on the following boards: Dade Community Foundation; New World School of the Arts; National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts; Mount Sinai Medical Center; WPBT Channel 2 Public TV; the Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund; Miami Art Museum ; Art Center of South Florida; Girl Scouts of South Florida, United Way of Miami Dade; Funding Arts Network; The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida ; and The International Women's Forum
Music Executive / Series Line Producer
He signed or produced numerous outstanding new jazz artists, including Diane Krall, Jane Monheit, Arturo Sandoval, Ramsey Lewis, Jonathan Butler, Ronnie Dunn, and Evelyn Champagne King. As director for East Coast Music Operations, Jobette Music/Motown Records, he was actively involved in the artistic activities of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and David Ruffin.
Musician / Composer / Producer
He also wrote the theme song and incidental music for six soap operas (telenovelas) for NBC/Telemundo Networks, which airs with high success in the U.S. and in TV Stations all over the world. With his company Personal Music, he just finished creating for Disney the music theme and all the music for the Latin American version of Desperate Housewives (Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) and for the U.S. Hispanic market that is being broadcast by Univision Networks.
Alberto Slezynger has a master's degree in political economy from The New School, NYC.
Zigel is an accomplished electric and acoustic bass player; he is fluent in Spanish. He owns a digital distribution label and a music publishing administration company and is a principal and CEO of White Buffalo Entertainment, an independent film and TV production company (www.whitebuffaloent.com). He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Inter-American Law Review.
Dean: Frost School of Music/University of Miami
Other recording and orchestrating collaborations include Chicago, Kiss, Joe Cocker, Steve Miller, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Rawls, and Ray Sings: Basie Swings, (Concord Records' Ray Charles/Count Basie recording). Shelly is a past president of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and, in 2000, the Los Angeles Times named him one of three "Educators for the Millennium". Shelly Berg's textbooks are staples in jazz education, and include The Chop Monster, Jazz Improvisation: The Goal-Note Method, and Essentials of Jazz Theory.
Miami Department of Education
Through her role, for over thirty years, as the Administrative Director for the Division of Life Skills and Special Projects in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Lila was responsible for many distinct and varied programs: oversight of the arts programs (visual art, music, theatre dance, film and design), plus the talent-magnet programs; Physical Education, Health and HIV/Aids programs; speech and debate; driver education; JROTC; and even the Chess in the Schools program. Her responsibilities also included the development and implementation of a myriad of special projects, events and programs typical to the promotion and advancement of the fourth largest school system in the nation. Today, after retiring from the Miami Dade County Public Schools, Lilia has started a consulting firm, Lilia Garcia and Associates where she assists organizations develop, enrich and strategize their growth and impact in the community. She is working with Adopt-A-Classroom, a national non-profit which harnesses resources for classroom teachers in order for them to purchase supplies for their classrooms, the Bass Museum, expanding their arts programs, the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations.
Lilia sits on numerous national, state, and local boards and is the past president of the prestigious Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Through her leadership and commitment in the organization, she has been instrumental in the raising of thousands of dollars for scholarships dedicated to students in the arts. She is a past President of the Dade Cultural Alliance (DCA) an arts advocacy organization.
Lilia's incredible "yes" "can do" attitude and her successes for children triggered many awards; including the MAXIE Award for cultural contributions to Miami; the YOUNG WOMEN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, for "Making a Difference in Miami"; the National Parents Magazine, "As They Grow Award" (outstanding contributions to art education); the Pioneer Award, "In The Company of Women" (community leadership); the "Outstanding Achievements in the Arts" AMBY Award; and the Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund Award (fostering oneness among Miami's multi-ethnic communities); Red Cross Spectrum Award ; J. M. McArthur Education Award; Women of Impact Award; American Diabetes Association Valor Award. This year, Channel 2 featured Lilia as a person who made a difference in Miami-Dade community.