Bassist, composer, and arranger, Roland Guerin has already made a formidable contribution to the world of jazz. From providing unique and melodic bass lines to dazzling  audiences worldwide with his slap bass technique, Roland emerged in the forefront of the international jazz arena. In addition to being the leader on six recordings of his own, he has appeared on numerous albums worldwide. 

NEW DIRECTION

Music to me has always been a way to tell stories, a way to reach people through melody, rhythm and sound with our tools of choice. There are many forms and styles of music from which we can choose to share our expression. My influences, teaching, mentoring and upbringing are the vehicles that have lead me to the point of not withholding anything from you, the audience, the listener. I'm influenced by popular songs of twenty, thirty, forty years ago and beyond. Songs were songs then and they were strong. They had meaning and they were sincere. In understanding many of the concepts, genres, and styles of music, I choose to bring to you a heartfelt, organic mixture of songs, telling stories that will hopefully speak to your hearts the same way they spoke to mine. – Roland Guerin

Black Coffee 


Super excited to announce that I just released my new single Black Coffee on CDBaby ;) iTunes release is scheduled for next week. Stay tuned 'cause more good stuff is on the way! 

Quote of the Day 

"When I think of a person's voice, I don't think about whether it's their musical voice or their everyday community voice because with folks that are honest with themselves, this voice is one and the same." – Roland Guerin

What will it be? 

Playing flashy will excite people but saying something meaningful will speak to them! I've been paying attention and a lot of the world likes flashy but please let's not mistake that for greatness.

Vision 

Music is strong, beautiful, emotional and able to move people from around the world. It being a universal language enables people to share and grow together from all walks of life. I’m glad to be a part of the music community, with a vision and hope to bring people together.   - Roland Guerin

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Previous events

Sep22

Roland Guerin Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, New Orleans

Aug14

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

City Winery, New York, NY

Aug13

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Mystic Blues Festival, North Stonington, CT

Jul20

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

Jul20

Allen Toussaint Tribute Band

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

Jul13

Roland Guerin

St James Concert Series, Baton Rouge, LA

Jun26

Allen Toussaint Tribute Band

Joe's Pub , New York, NY

Jun25

Allen Toussaint Tribute Band

Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Jun9

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Alive at Five Concert Series, Albany, NY

Jun8

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ

Jun7

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

City Winery, New York, NY

Jun4

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

Jun3

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Valley Forge Casino, Prussia, PA

Jun2

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill, NY

May27

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Jacksonville, FL

May1

Trumpet Mafia

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival , New Orleans, LA

May1

Tribute to Allen Toussaint

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

Apr30

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

Apr24

Daniel Lanois & Brian Blade

Ace Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Apr23

Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Butch Thompson, and Dr. Michael White

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA