"The evolution of jazz was like the evolution of religion, that Moses to Jesus to Mohammed to Baha'u'llah was like Louis Armstrong to Roy Eldridge to Dizzy to Miles..."

Wallace Roney - Biography

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.

My goal is to make the best music I can. I enjoy, listen and can play ALL types of music I filter my expression through the jazz experience.

Tour Dates

Aug 29 Trrumpets, Montclair, NJ

Aug 30 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, Chester, NY

Sept 2 Soho's, Santa Barbara, CA

Sept 4-6 Catalina's, Los Angeles, CA

Sept 9 Seabird Jazz Lounge, Long Beach, CA

Sept 10 Dizzy's, San Diego

Sept 13-14 World Beat Cultural Center, San Diego, CA

Oct 1-3 Sunset Jazz Club, Paris

Oct 8 Blue Note, Milan

Oct 9 Jamboree, Barcelona Spain

Oct 10 Marciac, France

Oct 11 Palafrugel, Spain

Oct 13 Jimmy Glass, Spain

Oct 14, Bilboa - Bilbaina Jazz Club, Spain

Oct 15, Club Galicia, spain

Oct 16, Torrione in Ferrara, Italy

Oct 17, Cantina, Italy

Oct 18, Foggia, Italy

Oct 19, Salerno, Italy

Oct 23-24 Ronnie Scotts, London

Oct 26 - Nov 2 Café Central, Spain

Nov 6 Iron Horse, Amherst, MA

Nov 7-8 Havana, Cuba

Nov 13 Upstairs Jazz Lounge, Montreal

Nov 18 Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis

Nov 19-22 Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL

Nov 24 Blue Shop, Burlington, Iowa

Nov 27 Joe's Pub, NY, NY 7:30 $25


Chicago Tribune - Review: Trumpeter Wallace Roney at Jazz Showcase


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