We are a GTA-based duo who specialize in performing music from The Great American Songbook and Country, Blues and Contemporary styles. The band was formed by father and son (Rocco and Zachary Continenza) We can perform as a duo, a trio, quartet, or quintet depending on demand and venue. Whether it's dinner music, dance music or entertainment, we have got you covered. Contact us via email for inquiries (see the contact tab for more details). Come on out, enjoy and explore music from all eras
Rocco was raised in a musical environment and started studying trumpet at age 9. He realized he had a talent for music at an early age when he sang for family members and brought tears to their eyes. Rocco is a graduate from the Humber College Music program, in 1982, on trumpet and vocals. Rocco also performs with The Royal Regiment of Canada on Trumpet, the Jazz Rangers and The Halton Jazz Singers. Rocco's new venture is to perform with his son Zach as Continenza Jazz.
Zach began his piano study at 5 years old and eventually began studying classical music with various teachers. He took a major interest in the piano and music in his teenage years and then pursued studying jazz piano as a career and degree. He studied with Berklee graduate Carmen Spada and was admitted to the prestigious York University jazz program, where he has thrived and received numerous awards. He has studied with some of the most in-demand jazz musicians such as Mark Eisenman, Richard Whiteman, Frank Falco, Jim Vivian and many others. He now performs and teaches music and hopes to continue to teach in college.
The Red Harp Acton
Saturday, July 30th
Come watch the Continenza Jazz Quintet live at The Red Harp Pub
8:00pm - 11:30pm
Keenan's Irish Pub
Every last friday of the month
Come jam with Continenza Jazz house band for this open mic event. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
9:00pm - 12:00am