Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio
»A world-class voice & Funk-Soul Trio«
This musical threesome packs a powerful punch of emotions, woven into a tapestry of infectious rhythms—jazz, funk, R&B, latin— or whatever might inspire them in the moment. Formed in late 2016, their unique chemistry come joyfully together to reflect their tight friendship, common musical upbringing and their many collective years of playing experience, capturing listeners from the very first downbeat of the show.
Known for her earlier musical incarnation as ‘rad.’ and former band member of Prince’s NPG, the group is led by the petite and personable Rose Ann Dimalanta. This Trio perfectly complements her signature vocal and keyboard style, a soulful mixture from her hometown of Oakland, California. Her original compositions subtly fuse influences of her idols George Duke and Patrice Rushen, with hints of his ‘purple badness’ along the way.
Also from Oakland, the now-Los Angeles based Raymond McKinley, is often regarded as the ‘bass player’s bass player.' His gospel roots quickly led him to high profile gigs with iconic artists like Patti Labelle, Sheila E., Rachelle Ferrell, Tower of Power—among many other stellar artists. Carrying on the legacy of bassists such as James Jamerson, Larry Graham or Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Raymond’s bedrock-solid timing, tasteful tone and the sweet sticky smack of genuine funk constitutes a master class for anyone who lives by the groove.
Finally, Swiss born and Berklee alum Massimo Buonanno completes the trinity with his fiercely passionate drumming. One of Europe’s most in-demand musicians and producers, his style is influenced by the precision of Steve Jordan, the grooviness of Steve Gadd and the bounce of young lions like Questlove and Stanley Randolph. His fiery solos are legendary.
Count on the Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio to deliver soulful performances with world class musicianship. A truly ‘must-see’ show. Their debut album ”It’s Time”.
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