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Portland, OR [Jazz, Rock, Christian Rock]

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Sunset at Mt Tabor
Life is but a dream about performing at local wineries and festivals...

"Setbacks are a force every musician must overcome... equipment failures, vocal trauma, arthritic problems from overuse, and even or just as important the 'highs and lows' that performing can bring about (some call it manic depression)... but this does come with the territory. So making it on stage is only a whisper of what it takes to get there. It is good to learn a musician's back story and triumphs and failures getting there... that indeed is what the songs are all about 90% of the time...

With Great Expectations comes the anticipation of great things to come on the horizon I am embarking on a couple new projects! AND, I am still WRITING!!!

Yes! Music makes my world go round! There are actually 60+ songs, including tunes from the the latest "Notorious One" "Velvet Touch" cd (06), "Wild Women Run With Wolves" (04) and "Halogen Moon" (92)...

Not too long back I added-- tracks from the "Reminders" album (89)...which blows my mind...discovering all was not lost after all! Hallelujah!!! This was a five song demo, featuring the songs "Homeless People","In His Life and Time","Message", "Down", and the original version of "Could it Be"...

So, I have been at this for years,what is reflected here on this site is just a drop in the bucket of songs written and produced by myself and with others. I have been writing songs (copyright CRoss@'85, '89,'03 & ZZRose @'06,'09) and performing on stage, most recently at the 505 and Coney Island and Falls View Tavern -- all in Oregon City, OR, and Habesha, Secret Garden, Eugenios and the Alberta Street pub,in Portland, OR, along with "Make Music Day" 2015 & 16...

I write, play guitar, play a little keyboard /percussion and sing both lead and background vocals. Most of the songs here were self produced using BR900 system--or else studio recordings. All lyrics have been written & copyrighted by me.

"All I Do" was written by David Estes. The music for "Adversity" was performed here by David Estes in Kansas City for the "VELVET TOUCH" cd.

This site also has "Adversity" [remix version 06], "It Ain't Over Yet" "Issues" (orig 03) & "Near Misses" music originally produced by Eric Schroeder in San Diego).

The nine song album "Halogen Moon" was produced at Taylor Made Music in Spring Valley CA, lyrics were written & performed by me, music created & played by Cliff Brossas and Don Young with Kivu S. all in San Diego county. The "Halogen Moon" album track features "9 songs" altogether-- which includes:
.So True
.My Beloved
.Green Lights
.What it Is!
.Wishful Thinking

Also included on this site is "Greatest Divide", from the "Kult45" cd from a midi project-- sung by me, and written in collaboration with Justin Turner-- keyboards performed by Justin, lead by Dave Roberts and bass by Larry Moiola in San Diego.

(I do cover bands when asked (Grace Slick, Aretha, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Allman Bros, Otis Redding, "Jimi", Stevie Ray, Eagles, Journey, Neil Young, Pretenders..lots of classic rock/bluesy stuff, and modern artists Pink, Tracy Chapman and Rihanna etc.)

Gospel is my HEART. You can check out my Reverbnation and Myspace pages too, same name, ZZRose...

I have raised 2 kids, I now live alone, want to do more with my life. I trying to "position" myself to make it happen, for without works is dead! I pray for the protection of God's perfect will and purpose for my life....In Jesus name!

The song "Message" is a reminder to always "look within" (ourselves) to find the answers ...'Introspection gives perspective'....

Youthful for my age! Ready, willing and able to do what needs to be done to keep on keeping on. BIG thanks to ALL for checking out the music! Blessings!

"Delight yourself in the Lord, be obedient and He will give you the desires of your heart." My heart's desire is to acknowledge His gift to me, sing praises and sing about love! Shine light into darkness always! Peace and success to all around the world in 2014 and for years to come! "ZZ"[b]
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Tim Campbell
{ 07-02-2015 07:17 }
I'm liking your music love the greatest divide
Kicking Saturday
{ 01-13-2015 16:48 }
ok lets make a song for kicking new year just email me in here have a good one
Moto Giro
Moto Giro says:
{ 12-29-2014 19:39 }
Lovin, "I Wish I knew" !!!
dj tm
dj tm says:
{ 08-05-2014 05:59 }
wow great
Cynthia says:
{ 07-06-2014 21:53 }
Love the originality in your music.
ZZRose says:
{ 11-12-2012 15:31 }
Isis says:
{ 08-07-2012 17:57 }
nice music from isis check me out ok god bless keep it up ok
{ 08-02-2012 21:45 }
Ima fan when u get a chance come check me out
Gasc@t says:
{ 08-02-2012 21:22 }
Now this is some good music!
BIGDOG says:
{ 04-13-2011 00:53 }
Keith Wallace
{ 09-18-2010 10:48 }
You said it Momma..It ain't over yet...keep doin' what you are doin', cause you are doin'it very well....Bless you...we can never give up...Music does not recognise race, creed, colour, gender or age...5's from an old Canadian music guy
"BIZZOP" says:
{ 03-21-2010 17:07 }
u really do'n ya thing mah.keep make'n it do.welcome 2 da T.R.U.T.H.H MOVEMENT!!!!! FAITH
jay says:
{ 02-04-2010 19:34 }
hey beautiful girl such talent here lovn ya gift as you say to me im sooo very sorry for the late reply hon busy teacn n my 12yr old dog is dying he has only afew months was able to sneak god bless hon come n see the song i put up xoxoxo jay
Natahlie says:
{ 01-31-2010 18:00 }
Lovely and amazing! God Bless you and your gift. I enjoy all songs but I like the first one especially. A 5 rating from me. :)
Kicking Saturday
{ 12-23-2009 12:14 }
the lord is the light happy kickin' to ya
Lisa Goodale
{ 12-14-2009 20:38 }
nice voice and grooves, blessings to ya,5
David Roberts
{ 12-14-2009 19:10 }
I love your music, and your Faith. You are BEAUTIFUL!!!!......very well done. The Lord has great blessings in store for you...Keep up the great work my Sister !!! Peace, David
Dash Too
Dash Too says:
{ 12-12-2009 07:14 }
love the easy listing , sometimes haunting, style U have, Great Picture Choices, UR Taste of Artist mentioned R same as Mine, don't forget Santana, Great Stuff, Leaving U a High 5555 from U K will visit again sometime
Maurice DAoust
{ 12-05-2009 21:59 }
You truly have been given a gift! Keep writing, keep singing, keep believing! Five from me!
Lyrisis says:
{ 12-05-2009 14:47 }
nice sound,keep doing ya thang,i give u 5STARS,check me out
Robert MacFarland
{ 12-05-2009 13:09 }
Your showcase looks wonderful. Keep up His good work. I added a better track of my new on on my page.
jay says:
{ 12-03-2009 19:52 }
hey thats music love your voice its 5 from me darl god bless come n check me out xoxo jay
Hearts of Steele
{ 11-29-2009 14:32 }
your music is good. i gave you a 5 i hope you do good with your music.
DJ Jabbawokee
{ 11-26-2009 21:06 }
LOving your music , 55555, I have 1 song that i would love you 2 hear , It will play str8 away , Its called Indigenous , it has a special message for everyone , God bless, Thanks .
{ 11-24-2009 02:57 }
Your voice is amazing, and your music is really good. I give you the highest rating on this website which is a 5 rating superstar. Please leave a comment on my page, and please give me a 5 rating as well.
Hill Sisters 11 & 13  "Bully Proof"
{ 11-23-2009 22:59 }
You're music is good! We rated you a 5.You should open a FREE account at Check out our music too! ~The Hill Sisters~
{ 11-21-2009 17:00 }
Very nice and sensitive music. 555 from us. A&P.