Charlie Rouse's Legacy Lives on Through Internet Radio and New Club


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WHRR House of Rouse Radio plays JAZZ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with one of the largest jazz collections in the world.

Chico's House of Jazz, located at 631 Lake Avenue Asbury Park, NJ is slated to be New Jersey's # 1 Jazz Night Spot. WHRR and Chico's House of Jazz were created by Charles “Chico" Rouse on behalf of his father, the legendary tenor saxophone player, Charles Rouse, Sr.

Charles Rouse Sr. has graced many classic jazz recordings as a band leader, as well as a talented sideman with such greats as: Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1944, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band 1945, Duke Ellington Orchestra 1949-1950, Count Basie Octet 1950, Oscar Pettiford Sextet 1955, The Thelonious Monk Quartet 1959-1970. Charles Rouse Sr. has an undeniable legacy in the rich history of Jazz, and has also contributed to the Charles Rouse Institute of Performing Arts. This institute, which was created by Chico, provides a jump start for the young, up and coming jazz saxophonist's to built from and expand their artistic expression.

Chico Rouse has been a student of jazz since he was a child, through his father and his father's peers. As an extremely talented jazz drummer, Rouse JR., was truly blessed to be able to study percussion with great artists such as Charlie Perset, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits, Normand Grossman, Keith Coleman, Art Blakey, Ben Riley. He has also had the privilege of performing with names like George Benson, Charles Earland, Jimmy Ponder, Eric Gale, Frank Foster and Jimmy McGriff.

Chico Rouse grew up surrounded not only by his father's wonderful world of Jazz, but also the entertainment skills of his mother, Esperanza Rouse. Esperanza was an original chorus line dancer alongside Lena Horn in the famous Cotton Club located in Harlem. As a member of the Asbury Park community Chico has over twenty-five years experience in the entertainment, promotion, and management business.

Chico has committed himself to continue the family's contribution to the World of Jazz and Entertainment. This commitment is reflected in the recent creation of Chico's House of Jazz and WHRR House of Rouse Internet Radio. One thing is for sure, the Rouse name is not going anywhere, and the Rouse Legacy will live on and continue to bless the ears of all their fans and supporters.

Related Links
WHRR House of Rouse Radio
Chico's House of Jazz
Charlie Rouse Homepage
Chico Rouse Homepage

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