Rose Rutledge: rogue woodwinds
Rose Rutledge is a multi woodwind instrumentalist with a current focus on flute performance & recording with singer-songwriters. Ms. Rutledge grew up in Seattle soaking in a diverse range of musical genres before deciding to get a degree in music (Multiple Woodwinds Performance) from Vanderbilt Univerity. She then moved to NYC to earn a Master's in Jazz Studies adding the oboe as a focus instrument and performing in various pit orchestras and jazz clubs around town. Rose has performed with musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Chris Potter, Eddie Daniels, Kenny Werner, Ralph Lalama, The Orchestra of the Americas and the Seattle Symphony. She has recordings with songwriters Jon Braman, Lacrymosa, Sarah Williams, Strange Weather, Johnny Butler and Josh Garrels. She co-organizes the monthly artist collective; Jon Braman and The Melting Pot Band at Pianos featuring jazz musicians, rap freestylers and songwriters. Additionally, she is a member of A Bunch of Dead People (flute and bari sax), a santeria soul group that performs in NYC regularly that has an album in the works. She has recorded recently with Johnny Butler and Strange Weather for albums that are in process for release.
Rose is on the faculty of SUNY Purchase teaching a class in Arts Entrepreneurship. The course focuses on how people can fundraising for arts entities in order to support original artistic ventures. She serves on the board of The Nashville Jazz Workshop, helping to expand the music community in Nashville, TN.
Recording: Sighs (Mater Suspiriorum)
From the bandstand...
Photos by Joanne Levey