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Portrait of Rocco Ventrella
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Rocco Ventrella has enjoyed a Pre-Grammy Nomination Contemporary Jazz Best Album 2007
Hometown Bitritto, Italy
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# Years Experience Performing Live: 25
Performing Rights Society: Outside US

When Rocco was 14 years old begins to study clarinet at the Conservatory of Music of Bari and after four years Rocco got his first gig with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Petruzzelli’s Theatre of Bari, playing with great artists like Luciano Pavarotti,...







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Technical Requirements


      (sound should be crisp and clear on stage and in the audience. Muffled sound

       is not acceptable). A sound technician must be available for the duration of the 

       rehearsal and sound check. 

      1(one) wireless microphone system AKG519 or Shure WB98H/C clip-on;

      1(one) stand for alto/soprano saxophones;

      3(three) monitors 400W min. each of good quality;

      1(one) microphone for speaker w/stand.

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