Press

Quotes about Michael Rosen from Musicians and Critics

Jazz in Roma (Worldwide Web)

“More than a musician, Michael Rosen is an institution, a magician of the saxophone”.

il Domani (Italian Daily)

“Michael Rosen is surely one of the most talented and interesting saxophonists on the jazz scene today.”

Il Messaggero (Italian Daily)

“An intelligent and interesting artist who knows how to comunicate with an audience and convey deep emotions.” - Claudio Salvi

Jazz Magazine

“Precise, succint and terribly exciting.” Raffaella Carabini

Cadence (American Monthly Music Magazine)

“A scintillating release. Rosen stands out as a composer… consistently beautiful melodies, played in a charming yet invigorating style..displaying monstrous chops restrained by tasteful discipline.” – review of Elusive Creatures.

All Music Guide (U.S Worldwide Web)

“Rosen is a composer and musician of vast ability.” - Thom Jurek

All About Jazz (Italy)

“Michael Rosen’s album flies high and serene.” Four stars. - Laura Magnani review of The Surge and the Flow.

Jazz in Roma (Web)

With his sax, Michael Rosn has an incredible energy. He can get people to move in their seats when he hits a high note, but is also capable of producing delicate, harmonious sounds. An unforgettable night under the roman summer sky. – review of concert by TRICOLOR at the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival – Carlo Cammarella

Cadence (American Monthly Music Magazine)

“Fresh and alive, Rosen’s ballad album flows gently from the heart in a winning performance.” - review of The Surge and the Flow

Musica Jazz (Italian Monthly Music Magazine)

“Rosen “searches” for the notes, avoids banal phrases, always in command…His compositions are born from logical, danceable and memorable melodies.”

Art Lange (Critic, Downbeat Magazine)

“Rosen accepts the challenge and comes off as studied, secure and still spontaneous.”

Peter Erskine (Drummer)

“Michael sounds terrific, and i really like the band. The concept is quite modern and fresh.”

Mike Stern (Guitarist)

“Have you heard MIke Rosen? He plays his ass off!”

Cadence (American Monthly Music Magazine)

“(a) scintillating release. Rosen stands out as a composer…consistently beautiful melodies, played in a charming yet invigorating style.”

Nuova Ferrara (Italian Daily)

“A sensational concert in every way, with the hall completely sold out…an exceptional musician.”

Corriere del Ticino (Swiss Daily)

“An intense Michael Rosen on the Tenor Sax…a level of white-hot tension that we’ll remember for a long time to come.”

Musica Jazz: (Italian Monthly)

“Michael Rosen distinguished himself on the soprano sax with his melodic creativity, increbible swing, and rapid, buoyant phrasing.”

AF Digital: (Italian Monthly)

“Rosen’s tenor and soprano saxes float on inspired melodies and tasteful improvisations, combining romanticism and brightness. Four stars.”

La Gazzetta del Sud (Italian Daily)

“The impression was one of the breaking of space-time and sound barriers, a pleasurable abandon to the vigorous and confident sounds of Michael’s sax.”