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Rudy Royston


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A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, Rudy Royston was raised in Denver, Colorado. He studied classical percussion at the University of Denver. While in college, Rudy began playing with trumpeter Ron Miles, whom Rudy deems his greatest teacher and music mentor. It was on Ron Miles’ recording Woman’s Day that Rudy first played with Bill Frisell. A major figure in the Denver music scene, Rudy performed with artist such as Dotsero, Leslie Drayton, Joe Keel, and Nelson Rangell. He began teaching music in public schools before relocating to the east coast. In 2006, he moved to New Jersey to pursue graduate studies in music at Rutgers University, studying Jazz percussion with Victor Lewis. Since moving, Rudy has begun performing steadily with Bill Frisell in quartet and trio settings. He quickly integrated into the New York music scene, performing with Javon Jackson, Les McCann, JD Allen, Sean Jones, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jennifer Holiday, Ralph Bowen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Jason Moran, and Jenny Scheinmenn, to name a few. A lover of all genres of music, Rudy continues to expand his horizons as he gains increasing recognition in the world of Jazz.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Ben Allison Trio Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00p
Linda Oh Group - Sun Pictures Friday, June 6, 2014, 10:00p
Rudy Royston 303 Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00p
Dave Douglas Quintet Friday, May 31, 2013, 10:00p
Bill Frisell's Beautiful Dreamers Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 10:00p
Bill Frisell Trio Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 10:00p

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