Born on in Lewiston, Maine. Grew up in a musical family. His dad, Bob a piano player, and Mom Simone a Big Band vocalist, inspired him to make the 40s style of music his own. This is when he picked up on all the songs coming out of the 40s. After World War II an uncle gave him an Army bugle and thus began his magical launch into music..
By the age of 6 he was taking trumpet lessons effortlessly and sitting in with his father's band playing a few tunes.. By high school, he picked up and mastered other brass instuments such as the Sax, Trombone, FLute, as well as the Piano and developed his first love for a genre of music ---"Jazz" .
In his late 20s he brought together other professional musicians and introduced " The Flairs " to New England . This group was booked at the Roundhouse Motor Inn in Auburn, Maine five nights per week and had an impact from Maine to Boston. Under Roger's stewardship of the The Flairs, Lewiston & Auburn, Maine were put on the music scene map .
For the next 35 years , Roger took his love of music to the next level -- "teaching". Students from all around the area including the Portland Westbrook area flocked to his studio to learn and feel music coming out of their instruments. He has tutored students at all levels "beginners through College " throughout Maine. While teaching, he learned the art of synthesizing his own back-up tracks and fronted them with live brass in all tpes of venues under the name VINTAGE - offering music to all who have a taste of music. The group, VINTAGE , consists of Roger and all his brass as well as his own vocal rendition of ballads and is headlined with a female vocalist, Pam Vaillancourt. Pam's range and interpretation pleases all audiences --stage,pop,and country. He now performs as a Soloist having 2 Solo CDs "TOUCH OF LATIN " and
He played with groups such as Bill Haley & The Comets, Bobby Hendricks of The Drifters, The Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Kate Young "singer actress" and Tom Piggott "the world fastest fingers on the keyboard and comedian" and many more. He's the Saxophonist for the popular 60s group based in Lewiston, Maine
"The Moon Dawgs " .
"THE MAINE EVENT"
Nick Knowlton and I introduced the new duo in the Tampa Bay area
with mucho success and a touch of class with our PERFORMANCES
throughout the area and will be taking the show back to LEWISTON ,MAINE 'our home town...'
Roger loves playing the east coast circuit and he snowbirds to Florida where he is gaining huge popularity in the Tampa Bay area. "DON'T FORGET TO SAY HI IN THE GUEST PAGE" click below and catch him numerous times on you tube
Cell 207 240-7804 or 207 754-4967
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