The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band
We've been playing together for about 25 years! My first gigs were with my family when I was about 10 years old. We just released a new CD, Down the Road, in 2016. The group features my father, Phil Rosenthal (former lead singer of the Seldom Scene) on lead vocals, banjo and guitar, my sister, Naomi Sommers, on lead vocals, guitar and mandolin, my mother, Beth Sommers, on bass and vocals, and myself on trumpet, banjo and vocals. We play a mix of original songs and traditional folk and bluegrass material. www.sommersrosenthalfamilyband.com
Daniel Rosenthal Quintet
This group features Charlie Kohlhase on alto and baritone saxophones, Rick Stone on alto saxophone, Jef Charland on bass, Luther Gray on drums, and myself on trumpet. We play original material that I write for the group and sprinkle in a few Thelonious Monk songs here and there. We recorded last year and the new cd, Music in the Room, will be released in the summer of 2017! Look for cd release concerts coming up!
A new collaborative quartet featuring Eric Hofbauer on guitar, Aaron Darrell on bass, Austin McMahon on drums and myself on trumpet. Each member of the group has contributed new original music for the quartet and we also play arrangements of a few jazz standards. We'll be recording our first album together in July. Look for that to be released later in 2017.
Phil and Daniel Rosenthal (The Rosenthals)
I've been playing as a duo with my father for the past 7 years. It started when I filled in for my sister, Naomi, on a two week tour of the UK with Phil. Ever since then, we've enjoyed playing together as a duo immensely. We found that our voices blend together really nicely for harmony singing (makes sense), and that Phil's banjo and my trumpet sound really cool together with no other accompaniment. We released our first cd together, Fly Away, in 2013, and look forward to recording another album together soon!
I've been a member of this great 10 piece since 2005. I've had the pleasure of performing with the E/O in Europe, Africa, and throughout North America. We've recorded several cds since I joined the group, including Mood Music for Time Travellors (2010), The Collected Unconscious (due out 2017), and Ethiopiques 32: Nalbandian the Great (due out 2017). The group is also featured on Mulatu Atstatke's album, Mulatu Steps Out (2010). In addition to Mulatu Atstatke, we perform regularly with the world renowned Ethiopian singer, Mahmoud Ahmed. www.either-orchestra.org
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
I've been a member of Charlie's band for the past two years. We play every third Thursday at Outpost 186 in Cambridge and every other month at the Lily Pad, in addition to other gigs. Charlie's band is one of the most creative and exciting modern jazz bands out there. The band features an unusual instrumental lineup, with Charlie on saxophones, Seth Meicht on tenor saxophone, myself on trumpet and flugelhorn, Josiah Reibstein on tuba, Eric Hofbauer on guitar, Aaron Darrell on bass and Curt Newton on drums. We haven't recorded any albums since I joined the group, but I've put several live performances on YouTube, which you can see here:
Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra
I joined Ayn's big band around 2010 and have enjoyed the challenge of playing her great music. We recently recorded an album that features George Garzone, John Fedgehock and Sean Jones. Look for that to be released in 2017! www.ayninserto.com
Most Saturday's during the warm weather, I enjoy playing with this great wedding band throughout New England. The band features some of the best musicians around and we put on a great show! www.thesultans.com
This is new group that I am very excited to be a member of. Each member of the septet writes music for group. We'll be recording some of it later this year! The group features Allan Chase on alto and soprano saxophone, Jason Robinson on tenor saxophone and flute, myself on trumpet, Randy Pingrey on trombone, Eric Hofbauer on guitar, Bruno Raberg on bass and Austin McMahon on drums.
Other groups that I perform with occasionally: The Makanda Project, the Jazz Alliance Orchestra, Brian Friedland Big Band, Allan Chase Septet, Bathysphere Big Band, and Mehmet Sanlikol's What's Next.