Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Annie Denison is a great jazz singer. (Even musicians love her) She has performed with her critically acclaimed 'Annie & the Jazz Orphans', which features Jim Kaczmarek (sax), Barry Velleman (piano), John Babbitt (bass) and Bob Budny (drummer, arranger, composer, bassist (?), and author of this bio). Annie has also gigged with Melvin Rhyne, Berkeley Fudge, Mike Barnett.... since her first pro jazz gig at the age of 12 with her father, Trad-Jazz cornetist Ben Denison. She is currently in rehearsal with 'En Clave,' a new Latin-Jazz project featuring Ms. D. on vocals and piano, Bob Budny on bass, and a rotating Latin percussion chair (That's got to be painful!). Annie will be starting her second season with the Connie Grauer Vocal Orchestra. As a scary classical pianist, she has performed extensively as an accompanist and is currently working on her solo repertoire. Speaking of classical music, Annie has performed and recorded world premiere works of Sigmund Snopek III and Jerome Kitzke. She recently performed the Bernadette Peters' role in Sondheim's 'Into the Woods.' Running further afoul of the jazz-police, she does the odd gig with 'Bad Boy,' fronted by original 'Cheap Trick' singer Xeno. and rocks at the annual fund raising (to buy musical instruments for poor kids) spectacular with the 'Sleighriders,' featured along with the likes of Eric Hervey, Steve Grimm, Steve Cohen, Daryl Stuermer, Ben E. Carlos, ad infinitum. Hobbies? (Am I supposed to do hobbies on MYSPACE?): nurturing living beings & things, devouring world literature, knitting, and buying shoes.