America's Youngest Jazz Band
Sonny LaRosa's America's Youngest Jazz Band has enjoyed a number of successes and accolades throughout its 35-year history. The high quality of the sound from such young musicians resonates with audiences worldwide.
Here are just a few of the band's past performances:
Sonny LaRosa has "done more for jazz than anyone I know."
Dom Minasi article "All About Sonny"
All About Jazz (June 24, 2013)
By Proclamation, Mayor Joe Ayoub for the City of Safety Harbor, Florida, made July 15th "Sonny LaRosa Day" in recognition of the over 600 students Sonny has mentored.
"Sonny LaRosa, The Pied Piper of Jazz"
By Aaron Fodiman
Tampa Bay Magazine, October 2013
"Never have I heard kids as young as your band play so well - never in my life!"
Ray McKinley, world famous Drummer and Band Leader
Successor to Glenn Miller Orchestra
"Congratulations to the members of America's Youngest Jazz Band on your invitation to perform at the 1995 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland."
Bill Clinton, President of the United States