New York, NY, December 05, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- In 2012, James A. Rocco proved that you should never give up on your dreams when he released a re-debut CD called It’s Between Us that included the hit single And The Night Stood Still. As college stations around the country played the single, written by pop music legend, Diane Warren, Rocco continued his “day job” as VP of Programming and Artistic Director of The Ordway Center of Performing Arts, where he writes and hosts the SRO music series Broadway Songbook. As the single climbed the FMQB Adult Contemporary Chart, there was no doubt that It’s Between Us, was a rebirth of a dream, the return of a singer that a critic once called “one of the most astonishing voices to ever cross the stage.”
James A. Rocco bounded on the scene, as a back-up singer on Frank Sinatra’s Watertown album. He went on to a teenage career as a session vocalist and matured into a full fledged career that spanned from pop to Broadway to jazz. A career that includes appearances at Carnegie Hall, tours with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and The Super Sounds, starring on Broadway in CATS, all over the U.S. in Jesus Christ Superstar and recording previously unheard material by Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter and the Gershwins.
Cold Enough 4 U? is a holiday gift that is adult pop at its best. It’s a 2 song set that includes: Cold Enough To Snow from the motion picture Life With Mikey, written by, Stephen Schwartz & Alan Menken; and Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector.
The EP was produced by Raymond Berg & James A. Rocco, recorded and mixed by Matthew Zimmerman at Wild Sound Recording Studios, Minneapolis, MN. Personnel include some of the Twin Cities’ most sought after musicians: Raymond Berg on Keyboards and Accordion, Mark “Leo” Lenander on Guitar, Cory Carter on Bass and Joey Van Phillips on Drums. Background Vocal are provided by Randy Schmeling (from Power Balladz), Jill Mikelson (from Love, Janis).
James A. Rocco’s holiday EP, Cold Enough 4 U? is available for download at CDBaby.com
and other online music sites. Check it out.
For additional information, contact:
Jeff Scott at Thirty Saints Productions/Upper West Side Records
2356 University Ave W # 400, St Paul, MN 55114-1887, (651) 647-9533
You can follow Rocco at http://jamesarocco.tumblr.com/
and see live performance clips at http://jamesarocco.tumblr.com/archive
James A. Rocco
Adult Contemporary Pop -- Sensuous, Sexy, Smooth & Real
New Holiday EP: Cold Enough 4 U?
Cold Enough To Snow from the motion picture Life With Mikey,
(Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken)
Published by Touchstone Pictures Music and Songs
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
(Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)
Published by Mother Bertha Music Inc
Lived through the 60s and 70s
Pop Music Lovers and Pop Culture Lovers
Adult Contemporary, Pop, Standards, Light Jazz, Broadway, Cabaret, Vocals
Twin Cities, MN
NYC, Manhattan, Queens and Long island roots
Theatre Circles, Broadway, National, International
Men of a Certain Age (per Bonnie Raitt—“ Who decides that you get less interesting when you get older?” quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle)
What Sets Rocco Apart
Extensive Credits, Knowledge and Experience
Previous Hits and Success - Top 40 Hit FMQB Adult Contemporary Chart - peaked in February 2012 And The Night Stood Still by Diane Warren from the album It's Between Us
Represents a generation who believe in never giving up on your dreams.
Featured Vocalist with Herbie Hancock & The Super Sounds
Featured Artist at Clubs and Concert Halls including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center
Teen Recording Artist
Began as Child Back-up vocalist on Frank Sinatra’s Watertown Album—featured in Tiger Beat etc.
Broadway and National Touring
Jesus Christ Superstar
Member of ASCAP
You Tube Videos
Music Available at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and other online sites