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Roger Ceresi’s J&B Birthday Bash

Thu April 25 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Roger Ceresi's JandB Trio

Roger Ceresi’s J&B Birthday Bash at The Blue Room
Thursday April 25, 2024  ~  7 – 10 pm
$10 tickets at the door

Step into the sultry soundscape of Roger Ceresi’s J&B Trio, playing a mix of Jazz, Blues, and Popular Music. A dynamic blend of Sinatra’s timeless charm, Tony Bennett’s velvety croon, smooth stylings of Harry Connick Jr. along with soulful melodies of Lyle Lovett and the unforgettable allure of Lou Rawls. Plus a handful of new tunes from Joe Willams to Ray Charles and Mel Torme.

Ceresi’s powerful vocals lead the way with grit and soul! These musicians incorporate soulful singing, the ability to entertain, and years of experience to create a performance filled with passion, excitement and pure unadulterated fun.

Roger Ceresi on vocals
John DeBossu on bass
Phil Gruppuso on piano
Bill Andrews on drums

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Band Member Bios:

Roger Ceresi’s musical journey began at age five living in the projects and then nurtured by his grandparents to turn his dreams of performing into reality. He transitioned from trumpet to drums, then piano, voice and composition while studying at Rhode Island College and Berkelee College of Music. From Boston to Los Angeles, his musical odyssey led him through diverse genres and collaborations, culminating in the formation of “Roger Ceresi’s All Starz,” where his soulful leadership shines alongside a talented ensemble. With boundless energy and passion, Roger continues to craft electrifying performances, a testament to a lifetime devoted to the power of music.

John DeBossu plays double bass and electric bass – performing jazz, rock, and classical music in the Rhode Island area and stages across New England.  John studied classical bass while living in Geneva, Switzerland and performed in France and Switzerland in various jazz groups. After moving to the Boston area, he studied with Miroslav Vitous, the founding bass player of Weather Report. John regularly plays jazz and swing in the New Providence Big Band, Gypsy Jazz and contemporary jazz bands in the Rhode Island area.

Phil Gruppuso, a longtime veteran of the Providence music scene, has played piano with many local jazz and blues musicians, both as a side man and leader. Currently, he plays keys for the blues/R&B group, The Automatics and plays piano for The New Providence Big Band. His small group jazz appearances are most often with the GCD Trio. In emulating the straight-ahead sound of the ‘60s and ’70, the trio’s influences include Ramsey Lewis, Ray Charles, Gene Harris and Les McCann.

Bill Andrews is a talented drummer who plays a variety of styles. He’s played with Steve Smith, the New Providence Big Band, Frank Rossi Band, as well as an award winning drum and bugle corps drummer. Over the years, he’s performed throughout the country.  


Thu April 25 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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