Crosstown Arts presents RoSaWay in the Green Room.
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance | $20 at the door
Vocal, flute, drums, & machines — that’s ROSAWAY: a pop-jazz band hailing from Paris. Distinctly French, somewhat theme-tune-style, and a whole lot of groovy, this duo is a blend of past and present.
Founding members Rachel Ombredane and Stéphane Avellaneda have some serious weight behind them. Rachel studied classical flute and music at the Sorbonne and sang vocals for artists, including Ed Sheeran. SteF is an internationally renowned blues drummer who’s played with and for the likes of BB King, Ben Poole, and Ana Popovic.
“The care given to image and sound shows an artistic maturity, a taste for innovation associated with an innate sense of melody and arrangements,” — Rolling Stone
Rachel received her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, a Diploma in Music Education, and a Masters in Musicology at the Sorbonne in Paris and later pursued vocal studies. Rachel is passionate about many musical genres. Thus, her music career has extended into numerous avenues, including TV performances singing with international artists such as Ed Sheeran, Jain, Brocken Back, etc., and in prestigious venues such as the Zenith in Paris.
SteF is a drummer and international touring artist. He started his professional journey as part of the band Mercy and later collaborated with Serbian guitarist Ana Popovic. He became her official drummer and has toured worldwide to over 30 countries. He has played with: Carlos Johnson, Ben Poole, and Robyn Bennett… and shared the stage with musicians such as Jonny Lang, BB King, Keb Mo, and Buddy Guy. Stef was voted as one of the TOP 5 Blues Drummers by the ”Drummies” award 2015. SteF played with several artists such as Ben Poole (UK), Carlos Johnson (USA), Robyn Bennett (USA-FR), MontparnassE (FR), Marko Balland (FR), Vinnie’s Vice (NL) and many more.