Zee Will

Zee Will

817 INC., Rosby, Eli Almic, BlOW

Sun May 14 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Zee Will
Zee Will
I was born in Fresno, CA., but moved around a lot as a kid, being mostly raised in San Jose, CA. I always had a love for music and its effects when hearing certain songs. My main inspiration musically is Tupac Shakur, Nas and Mase. I started to fully pursue a career in music in 2011 with an affiliation with the Love City Movement. My main goal is to have an impact on peoples lives with my music and reach ultimate success in doing so. Much love to all of my fans!
ROSBY is a propulsive musical force—an imaginative and technique-driven percussionist who marries

his skills on the drum kit with his deeply layered, cerebral, yet still danceable work as a downtempo


ROSBY’s obsession with precise arrangement and thoughtful composition is informed by his 20 years of

training as a serious jazz and Latin percussionist. At age 7, ROSBY began his first lessons in earnest with

Andy Weis, a disciple of legendary big band drummer and bandleader Louis Bellson. Weis shepherded

ROSBY into the Monterey Jazz Festival’s youth education program, a talent incubator that has produced

stars of the rank of Donny McCaslin, Ambrose Akinmusire and Joshua Redman. In the summers, he

received guidance from SF “first call” drummer Vince Lateano (Cal Tjader, Chet Baker, Stan Getz) and

clinics with Berklee professor and vibraphonist Gary Burton, violin virtuoso Regina Carter, master

saxophonist Wynton Marsalis, and pre-eminent vocalist Kurt Elling.

Named in his senior year to the vaunted Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Band, ROSBY cut his touring

teeth as the first drum chair of a 21-piece orchestra. Led by of famed educator, conductor, and

saxophonist Paul Contos, ROSBY and his bandmates opened for then recently graduated Juilliard Jazz

trumpeter Dominick Farinacci on a multi-city tour of Japan and had top billing at the Noto Jazz Festival

abroad, returning home to headline Los Gatos’ Jazz on the Plazz, the Next Generation Jazz Festival and

the Monterey Jazz Festival. Upon graduation, ROSBY furthered his education in the jazz and classical

music studies department at California State University, Long Beach.

Known to Bay Area audiences for his wide-ranging work as a sideman in jazz, rock and hip-hop contexts,

as a drummer, ROSBY has shared stages with Emmy-award winning pianist and violinist John Wineglass,

hip-hop groups Souls of Mischief, Zion-I and Nappy Roots, Bay Area rapper Andre Nickatina,

electronica stalwarts Beats Antique and RJD2, as well as reggae and roots luminaries Michael Franti and

Spearhead and Ziggy Marley. Deeply inspired by downtempo pioneer Bonobo and the much loved

“Mushroom Jazz Series” from acid jazz and SF house legend Mark Farina, ROSBY switched his focus

from the drum kit to Ableton and embraced a lifestyle of crate digging, sample searching, and endless

experimentation in studio production.

As a producer, ROSBYhas distinguished himself on releases through San Francisco based label Teknical

Funk (under the handle Rhythm-Fiend) and two more recent full-length albums-- Original Movements

(2015) and Scattered Thoughts (2016), the latter first debuted in performance at the Big Surreal Music &

Arts Festival in Carmel Valley, CA. A childhood friend of Tech House producer and Dirtybird affiliate

GHOSTEA, the two worked together extensively as the production duo Hidden Library and plan to

continue their long-held collaboration in 2017. Also expected in 2017 is a yet-to- be-named third ROSBY

release, under the banner of newly formed label SPACE GANG RECORDS.

A constant traveler embracing life on the road, in his lulls between adventures abroad, ROSBY splits his

time between his birthplace on the Monterey Peninsula and his new home in Seattle, WA.
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109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109