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

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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Tribute to Allen Toussaint

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

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Trumpet Mafia

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival , New Orleans, LA

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Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

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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

Apr21

Tribute to Allen Toussaint

Jazz & Heritage Gala 2016, Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Apr20

Roland Guerin & Chris Adkins

Renaissance Hotel , Baton Rouge, LA

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Detroit Brooks and the Natural Effects

Little Gem Saloon, New Orleans, LA

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Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, New Orleans, LA

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Astral Project

French Quarter Fest , WWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage, New Orleans, LA

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From Southern Nights to Hall-of-Fame Heights: Remembering Allen Toussaint

Old U.S. Mint, New Orleans, LA

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Tribute to Toussaint: French Quarter Festival & HOB Benefit for NOAAHH

House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

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Lucas Theater, Savannah, GA

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Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

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Phillip Manuel Tribute to Nat King Cole

Snug Harbor, New Orleans, LA

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The Marcus Roberts Modern Jazz Generation

Birdland, New York, NY

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The Marcus Roberts Modern Jazz Generation

Birdland, New York, NY

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The Marcus Roberts Modern Jazz Generation

Birdland, New York, NY