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Emerging Guitarist, Lolivone De La Rosa releases the single, Resilient Terrace (Bilingual)

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In March of 2020, amid the pandemic, the guitarist and student, LOLIVONE (“LOLI”) DE LA ROSA was forced to discontinue her studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

In response, she composed the tune, Resilient Terrace, which speaks to coping with negativity outside of one’s control. She also drew inspiration from the British Jazz Fusion and Progressive Rock guitarist, composer Allan Holdsworth’s 54 Duncan Terrace (which appears on the classic 1989 album, Secrets). 

De La Rosa took up the piano at nine and the guitar at thirteen. In 2013, she obtained a full scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music, where she studied guitar, production, composition, and interpretation. Also, she produced a variety of radio programs that broadcast daily on the Berklee Radio Network (BIRN) Global. 

She studied under Mick Goodrick, Peter Bernstein, George Garzone, Tim Miller, Kenny Werner, Garry Willis, and Fernando Mattina. And attended masterclasses with Wayne Shorter, Joe Lovano, and John Patitucci, among others. She has shared the stage, recorded, and produced music videos with Armando Manzanero, Pedro Capó, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

On September 18, 2021, De La Rosa, accompanied by the pianist, Angel David Mattos, bassist Egui Sierra and the drummer, Raul Maldonado, will release Resilience, her first recording as a leader. 

I “discovered” De La Rosa and several emerging musicians when I wrote the piece, “Anatomy of a Tune: The Boranda Challenge.” A series of videos that capture emerging artists interpreting Pappo Lucca’s scat on the tune, Boranda. Out of the many videos I viewed I chose three that, in my opinion, were exceptional: De La Rosa, the multi-instrumentalist Jailene Michelle, and the trombonist, Angel Subero.

From what I’ve seen (heard) thus far, De La Rosa has a penchant for modern jazz but her talent and vision are boundless. She is part of a new generation of Puerto Rican artists whose artistry transcends conventional categories.

In addition to her musical credentials, De La Rosa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (Cum Laude).

Lolivone De La Rosa is a name to watch.

En marzo de 2020, en medio de la pandemia, la guitarrista y estudiante LOLIVONE (“LOLI”) DE LA ROSA se vio obligada a interrumpir sus estudios en el Berklee College of Music de Boston.

En respuesta, ella compuso la melodía Resilient Terrace, que habla de cómo lidiar con la negatividad fuera del control. También se inspiró en el guitarrista de British Jazz Fusion y Progressive Rock, el compositor Allan Holdsworth’s 54 Duncan Terrace (que aparece en el álbum clásico de 1989, Secrets).

De La Rosa tomó el piano a las nueve y la guitarra a los trece. En 2013 obtuvo una beca completa para estudiar en el Berklee College of Music, donde estudió guitarra, producción, composición e interpretación. Además, produjo una variedad de programas de radio que se transmiten a diario en Berklee Radio Network (BIRN) Global.

Estudió con Mick Goodrick, Peter Bernstein, George Garzone, Tim Miller, Kenny Werner, Garry Willis y Fernando Mattina. Y asistió a clases magistrales con Wayne Shorter, Joe Lovano y John Patitucci, entre otros. Ha compartido escenario, grabado y producido videos musicales con Armando Manzanero, Pedro Capó y Terri Lyne Carrington.

El 18 de septiembre de 2021 De La Rosa, acompañado del pianista Angel David Mattos, el bajista Egui Sierra y el baterista Raúl Maldonado, lanzarán Resilience, su primera grabación como líder.

“Descubrí” a De La Rosa y a varios músicos emergentes cuando escribí la pieza, “Anatomía de una melodía: El desafío de Boranda”. Una serie de videos que capturan a artistas emergentes interpretando el scat on the tune de Pappo Lucca, Boranda. De los muchos videos que vi elegí tres que, en mi opinión, eran excepcionales: De La Rosa, la multiinstrumentista Jailene Michelle y el trombonista Angel Subero.

Por lo que he visto (oído) hasta ahora, De La Rosa tiene una inclinación por el jazz moderno, pero su talento y visión son ilimitados. Ella es parte de una nueva generación de artistas puertorriqueños cuyo arte trasciende las categorías convencionales.

Además de sus credenciales musicales, De La Rosa tiene una Licenciatura en Ingeniería Ambiental de la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico (Cum Laude).

Lolivone De La Rosa es un nombre a seguir.

ARTIST WEBSITEhttp://lolivone.com

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A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.

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