June, 2009 - Jimmy LaRocca (trumpet) and David
Hansen (drums) at the Rimini International Jazz Festival
International Jazz Festival
August 16, 2008 Salaparuta, Sicily, Italy
Performing for the opening of:
The Nick LaRocca Multi-purpose Cultural Center: “Centro
Studi Nick La Rocca”
Verona, Italy in June, 2007 in the Cortile Mercato
Vecchio square, in the heart of Verona
Verona International Jazz Festival
Photo credit: Kurt Mettler,
Freelance Producer for RADIO EVIVA of Brunnen, Switzerland
May 2 & 3, 2006 - 18th International Dixie and Blues Festival at the
Schützenhaus Albisgütli in Zürich, Switzerland
with Tom Fischer, David Hansen, Jimmy LaRocca, Al Bernard, Rick Trolsen and Tom
Roberts shown in photo.
Radio interview with vintage 1916 ODJB
photo in background.
Jimmy LaRocca with Max U. Wirz, Freelance Producer for RADIO EVIVA of
Contact: Unterfeldstrasse 11 B, CH 8500 Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Tel
052 721 17 95
In the Studio
Tom Roberts (piano) & Jimmy LaRocca
David Hansen - on Yamaha drums
David's Yamaha Custom Maple Absolute - went through Hurricane Katrina and
The only set of many that survived. All other drums (won't name brands) and hand
percussion from around the world did not make it.
Yamaha air seal system is awesome!
This photo is pre-storm - all drums and cymbals were under brackish water for
Cymbals include: 15" A. Zildjian Hi-Hats ca.1940's / 18" Wuhan
china / 12" Istanbul Agop splash / 20" Istanbul Agop hand hammered Ride / 20" K-Zildjian
Too many in the sound booth
Jimmy LaRocca in his element
Al Bernard on Bass
another drum shot!
Live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC - August 3, 2002
Live at the Bethlehem, PA Musikfest - August 4, 2002
Live in Brazil on the concert stage in 2000.
Live on stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2000
with John Royen, Tim Laughlin, Al Bernard, Jimmy LaRocca, Ben Smith and
David Hansen shown in photo.
Live at the Imatra Big Band Festival, Finland 1999
with Tom Roberts, Tim Laughlin, Jimmy LaRocca, David Hansen, Ben Smith
and Al Bernard shown in photo.
Live at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans 1999
with David Hansen, Evan Christopher, Al Bernard, Jimmy LaRocca, Tom Roberts and
Bob Havens shown in photo.
Live on the concert stage in Japan 1998
with Brian Ogilvie, David Hansen & Jimmy LaRocca shown.