Continenza Jazz is a musical group founded by Rocco and Zachary Continenza. Continenza Jazz aims to bring different musicians together to fit the occasion. Zach began his piano studies 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.
Zach 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 high school.
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.