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Adonis Rose has played with some of the world’s most esteemed Grammy-winning Jazz artists including trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis, vocalist Dianne Reeves and Jazz/Pop entertainer Harry Connick Jr.  Not limited to the Jazz genre, Rose has performed with the rap group Public Enemy, soul diva Chaka Kahn and the late Gerald Levert . Even before graduating high school, Rose was refining his skills at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and jamming with the likes of Clyde Kerr, who headed the jazz program at the NOCCA as well as Nicholas Payton, winner of the 1997 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.

Rose has released five recordings as a leader and has toured and recorded with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, pianist Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr.  He also created and played the drum arrangements for Spike Lee’s HBO documentary, “When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts”.  He has appeared on more than 50 recordings during the past decade.
 
Shortly following hurricane Katrina, Adonis Rose founded “The Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra” and serves as its Artistic Director.  Over the last three years, he has become a leader in jazz awareness, holding positions as Creative Director of Cadillac’s “Jazz By The Boulevard” festival and is an Artist-In-Residence at the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
In February of 2010, Adonis Rose received a Grammy Award for his performance on the CD, “Book One” with Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.  He continues to perform all over the world, recently performing in Hawaii for President Barack Obama.