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Roseanna Vitro

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Having toured the world as an esteemed performer, clinician, recording artist, vocal instructor and ambassador, she has proven herself a reigning member of the jazz community. Her collaborations, covering a wide range of music and stylistic directions, have been cited and celebrated, far and wide. Roseanna is a soulful communicator, showcasing a thirst for swinging hard and possessing an ear for melodic invention. Her strengths include rhythmic acuity and free-spirited spontaneity, often heard in her improvisations, using both scat syllables and lyrics. Ms. Vitro’s signature energy and grace can be heard on a host of recordings, notable among them, her breakout recording on Telarc (Passion Dance), which featured Elvin Jones, Christian McBride and longtime musical partner, Kenny Werner, and compelling tributes to Ray Charles (Catchin’ Some Rays), Bill Evans (Conviction), and Brazil (Tropical Postcards), The Delirium Blues Project: Serve or Suffer on Half Note Records, 2008- is a live, blues-based recording of jazz and pop repertoire featuring Kenny Werner’s arrangements and an all-star band of Kenny Werner, James Carter, Randy Brecker, Ray Anderson, Adam Rogers, John Patitucci, Rocky Bryant, Geoff Countryman

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Article: Live Review

Roseanna Vitro at Jazz at the Joint

Read "Roseanna Vitro at Jazz at the Joint" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Roseanna Vitro Jazz At The Joint North Little Rock, AR May 9, 2021 In Arkansas, when Spring smiles, she reveals a gold incisor of Summer, promising humid warmth and languid pace. So it was entering The Joint Comedy Theater in North Little Rock, on May 9. However, on the second Monday ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Early Spring Releases from Brandee Younger, Yvonne Flores, Kristen Lee Sergeant and duo Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Read "Early Spring Releases from Brandee Younger, Yvonne Flores, Kristen Lee Sergeant and duo Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Yvonne Flores, Kristen Lee Sergeant, harpist Brandee Younger plus a single from duo Natalie Cressman]] & {{Ian Faquini (offering a prayer to Oxum, goddess of rivers, waterfalls and fresh water) with birthday shoutouts to Ida Cox, Mayu Saeki, Melissa Manchester, Sara Caswell, Carmen Sandim, Roseanna Vitro and Claire Daly, ...

Album

Sing a Song of Bird

Label: Skyline Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: People Chase; The Scatter; Bird's Song; Parker's Mood; Grapple With The Apple; Audubon's New Bluebird; Sheila, Jazz Child; Quasimodo; Now's The Time; Yardbird Suite; Koko/Cherokee; These Foolish Things.

Album

Listen Here

Label: Skyline Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: No More Blues; You Go To My Head; Centerpiece; Love You Madly; A time For Love; This Happy Madness; Listen Here; It Could Happen To You; Easy Street; Sometime Ago; You Took Advantage of Me; Black Coffee.

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Jazz Vocals 2021

Read "Jazz Vocals 2021" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Here are some notable jazz recordings heard this past year. Roseanna Vitro Sing a Song of Bird Skyline Records 2021 This release addresses jazz vocalese using Charlie Parker's music and is crafted by field expert, Roseanna Vitro while being recorded in two sessions (with two separate bands) on either ...

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Article: Album Review

Roseanna Vitro: Sing a Song of Bird

Read "Sing a Song of Bird" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Roseanne Vitro is one of those jazz singers who falls into the category of “I recognize the voice, but I just can't seem to place her." She has more than a respectable discography which stretches back to 1982, when she released her debut album Listen Here for the Texas Rose label. Her fall 2021 album, Sing ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Posthumous Debut Plus New Releases by Miki Yamanaka, Lena Bloch & Feathery, Brasuka, Teri Roiger and More

Read "A Posthumous Debut Plus New Releases by Miki Yamanaka, Lena Bloch & Feathery, Brasuka, Teri Roiger and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Miki Yamanaka, Teri Roiger, Lena Bloch & Feathery, new Texas group Brasuka and a posthumous debut recording of Canadian vocalist and educator Shannon Gunn produced by Renee Rosnes with birthday shoutouts to pianists Abelita Mateus, Hyuna Park, Emily Takahashi, trumpeter Pam Fleming, vocalists Melissa Stylianou, Amy Cervini, Lee Wiley, Tania ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases By Nadje Noordhuis, Lisa Hilton, Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould, säje And More

Read "New Releases By Nadje Noordhuis, Lisa Hilton, Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould, säje And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents a bounty harvest of new releases from trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis, pianist Lisa Hilton, vocalists Staci Griesbach, Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould plus a single by säje (Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, Erin Bentlage) with Gerald Clayton, with birthday shoutouts to Lovie Austin (Downhearted Blues), Doris Tauber (Them There Eyes), Emily Remler, Helen ...

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News: Recording

Famed Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Releases 'Sing A Song Of Bird Feat. Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Marion Cowings

Famed Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Releases 'Sing A Song Of Bird Feat. Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Marion Cowings

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro is a favorite among jazz aficionados and musicians alike. That’s why Cedar Walton has said, “Roseanna Vitro, one of my favorite vocalists, sings with a great feeling for jazz. Her readings on major compositions are monumental.” Her outsized talents and passion for the music are matched only by the generosity of her spirit, ...


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