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MESS (Daniel Rossi) spent his early years riffling through his dads deep record collection, listening to Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, YES and more. These formative years listening to music with improvisation and complexity was the base to which Daniel started to find interest in Jazz. Checking out the roots and finding inspiration from the old, while finding equal inspiration from cats of the modern time, he began to focus his musical sound. After attending University of North Texas, he moved to Portland, OR where he began to find his true voice on the instrument, and experimented with the roots of his musical life and his skills as a drummer, composer, and guitarist.
Zach Teran Group
Bassist, composer, producer, and instructor Zachary Teran lives in the Reno/Tahoe area, where he graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz and Improvisational Music. While in the Northern Nevada area he had the opportunity to study and play with the likes of Peter Epstein, David Ake, Hans Halt, Drew Gress, Ben Wendel, Esperanza Spalding, Ben Street, along with other notable jazz figures. After graduating, he moved to Boulder, Colorado where he quickly became a contributing force in the local jazz community. During his time in Colorado, Zack was fortunate enough to be able to play with Art Lande, whom he could eventually call a friend and mentor.
His career as a touring bassist has yet to slow down since 2006. Some of the more notable groups Teran has toured and played with include: The Novelists, AZTeC, Chris Clark Quintet, Soul Jibe, Nico’s Mystery, Fiscus, and The Reno Jazz Syndicate. With these groups, Zachary Teran has had the opportunity to travel the world, extensively so in the United States.