Annabelle’s Rose Trio BIO
Phil Cipolone has completed a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Temple. He began playing guitar at the age of 15, soon after he began pursuing Jazz and later moved on to Classical. His previous teachers include Joe D'Bartolo, Tom Giacabetti, and Greg Janicki. At Temple, Phil is studying with guitarist and composer Allen Krantz. Phil plays in the Philadelphia area and collaborates with various musicians in chamber groups as well as working in an accompanying setting with vocalists. In addition to his chamber ensemble playing, Phil also collaborates in other musical endeavors throughout the Philadelphia area. Phil teaches privately, giving in home lessons as well as teaching through a store called Olde Towne Music.
Paige Setzer Cipolone has a degree in Music Education from Temple with a concentration in Pedal Harp. She began playing the piano at the age of 9 and began playing the folk harp at the age of 14, later moving on to being classically trained on the pedal harp at the age of 16. At Temple she is under the instruction of harpist Kim Rowe. She also attends weekly seminar classes with the Philadelphia Orchestra's harpist Elizabeth Hainen. In addition to the harp Paige teaches piano, and accompanies church choirs throughout the area. She plays professionally in the Philadelphia area for weddings, concerts, accompanying, and in a folk band.
Since 2011, Phil and Paige have been working together to create an ensemble. It has been most enjoyable for them finding out how well the two instruments work together.
Forrest Setzer bassist was born to Funk and the world began experiencing his groove when he was at a young age. His throw back style is nostalgic and his bass swagger is undeniable – Forrest truly lives his life in the Groove. His sound is influenced by Be-Bop and old funk standards, as he lays down the smoothest runs. Forrest is also known to perform on the Violin, Trumpet and French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica and the Tuba.