“Rosen has a James Taylor-like talent for setting intimate lyrics over facile, catchy melodies…. Don’t miss this…” Bloomberg News
To learn more about Louis and Time Was, and for a preview of some of the new songs, visit www.louisrosen.com.
Composer, lyricist, performer and author LOUIS ROSEN was awarded a 2005-2006 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Music Composition. His recordings include the new solo album release, TIME WAS (2013, Di-tone Records), and three albums with vocalist Capathia Jenkins: THE ACHE OF POSSIBILITY (2009, Di-tone Records), ONE OUNCE OF TRUTH (2008, PS Classics) and SOUTH SIDE STORIES (2006, Rosecap/Di-tone.)
Highlights of Louis’ work as a performer include over 100 concerts since 2005 in and beyond New York at venues such as The Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub, Birdland, Iridium Jazz Club, the Great Hall at Cooper Union, the Metropolitan Room, Harare’s International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, Africa, Northwestern University’s Lewis Theater, SF’s Freight and Salvage, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, LA’s Gardenia Club, Washington D.C.’s 6th Street and I Historic Synagogue; Schenectady’s Eighth Step at the Proctor Theater, Brooklyn Library’s
Dweck Center and many more.
Other compositions include the musical theater pieces BOOK OF THE NIGHT (Goodman Theatre, Chicago, and Off-Broadway); A CHILD'S GARDEN (Melting Pot Theatre, Off-Broadway); and the recently completed THE PEARL, based on the novella by John Steinbeck; song cycles including TWELVE SONGS, on poems by Maya Angelou; DREAM SUITE: Songs in Jazz and Blues, on poems by Langston Hughes; and IT IS STILL DARK: SONGS OF EXILE, on words by Celso Gonzalez- Falla. Louis is also the author of the memoir/oral narrative THE SOUTH SIDE: THE
RACIAL TRANSFORMATION OF AN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD, published by Ivan R. Dee. Inc., Chicago, in hardcover and cloth.
Award highlights include the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award; a NEA New American Works grant; the Sloan Foundation's Grand Galileo Prize & Commission; a Puffin Foundation Award; a generous grant from the Anna Sosenko Trust; and numerous ASCAP awards.
To learn more about Louis and to stream some of his songs, visit www.louisrosen.com