In Quebec and Ontario Canada, he was engaged as Music Director and Piano Accompanist for EMC recording artist Tommy Desmond for 3 years at fine hotels, supper clubs and on radio and television.
In New England and New York State he was engaged as Music Director and Piano Accompanist for Columbia Recording Artist Gene Stridel for 3 years.
Hempstead, NY - Roger was Staff Pianist at Ultrasonic Recording Studios playing the piano parts on many hit recordings, including The Shangri-Las No. 1 Hit, “Leader of the Pack”.
Manhattan NY - performed at Le Champs Supper Club, and later, at the world-famous Living Room.
IN THE BAHAMAS
In the Bahamas - at the prestigious Cat Cay Yacht Club’s Thanksgiving Week for 8 years.
Boca Raton - at the 5-star Boca Raton Hotel and Club, nightly in the main dining room for 3+ years.
Fort Lauderdale - Demoed new keyboard for Victor Corp. of Japan (JVC) Marriott Hotel.
Hobe Sound - at Mariner Sands Country Club weekly for 14 years.
Jupiter-Tequesta - Jack Nicklaus’s Banquet, Jupiter Hilton. At Jupiter Hills Country Club for 5 years.
Manalapan - Grand Opening of the 4-star Ritz Carlton Hotel for 4 weeks.
Miami - Featured performers on the 5-Star Sea Dream Yacht’s Puerto Rico Cruise for Lynn University; also performed at the corporate-hamburger company McDonald’s for their Latin American Conference at the Sonesta Beach Resort; and with Roger's trio, performed for the Mahi Shriners Convention, at the Miccosukee Casino for 3 years.
North Palm Beach - Grand Opening parties at Jack Nicklaus’s City Club for two weeks; NPB Yacht Club’s Commodores Ball (12 years); led a 5-piece band for a wedding at Jack Nicklaus’s home, Nicklaus was the Best Man; The Flame Supper Club, nightly for 9 years.
Palm Beach - for Miami Herald's Silver Knight Awards, at the Poinciana Playhouse; The Sailfish Club (solo piano) for 2 years; Club International’s Balls for 4 years at The Breaker’s Hotel and The Beach Club; Cystic Fibrosis’ “65 Roses Ball” at Breakers Hotel; Palm Beach Yacht Club, weekends for 2 years; Rossi with his combo, opened for recording star Melissa Manchester's show at The Breakers Hotel (1990).
Palm Beach Gardens - Resident Pianist at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Parish for 15 years; Macy’s Grand Opening (1988) with Robin Leach (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous); Roger has directed The Devonshire Choir from the piano for 3 concerts annually since 2007.
Royal Palm Beach - Band-leader, former Manager and co-owner at The Royal Inn Resort for 7 years. “Roger Rossi (18-piece) Big Band” Holiday Concert, w/ special guest, TV Host Robin Leach.
Stuart - City of Stuart’s 100 years Anniversary - “A Century in Review” at the Lyric Theater (2014).
Tampa - The Flame Restaurant’s Grand Opening (1986).
Wellington - President of the Rotary Club 1988-89; Roger is a Paul Harris Fellow; Chaired the “Big Band Benefit Bash” with 11 bands in concert, for Rotary International's "Polio Plus"1989; Roger’s quartet opened and accompanied the legendary Ink Spots in a Rotary Club benefit concert (1990).
Vero Beach - The Alzheimer’s Ball with “Class
Action” at Grand Harbor Club (2006); Club 50
parties with his 9-piece orchestra at John’s Island
Club since (monthly 12 years); Vero Beach Museum of Art’s
20th Anniversary Gala; US Senior’s Golf Awards at John’s
Island Clubfor 9 years; Rossi
piano accompanied Metropolitan Opera star Susan Neves who
sang Rossi's own version of Ave Maria to the delight
of 800 Vero Beach Opera fans 2009, Waxlax Center [Watch
West Palm Beach - City of West Palm Beach’s July 4th Celebrations for 3 years; Rossi’s “Red Onions Dixieland” played the Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the Kravis Center. Later, in 1998, “The Roger Rossi Big Band” (14 pieces) performed on The Kravis Center main stage for a Christmas Celebration.