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Roberta Donnay

“Roberta Donnay is a major new find. The fact that Orrin Keepnews produced her record is a tipoff, plus that her backup trio includes pianist Eric Reed with four guest appearances from tenor saxophonist Dave Ellis. Roberta has a very appealing voice somewhat reminiscent tone-wise of Norah Jones. However, she is much more of a jazz singer than Jones, swinging, using subtle improvising, making some tunes quite bluesy and displaying versatility. What's Your Story is a very impressive effort, highly recommended. It makes one happy that Roberta Donnay has decided to pursue a jazz career.” - Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

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”Roberta Donnay, “What's Your Story?” (Rainforest Records): It is, however, safe to say that the world doesn't desperately need any more female jazz singers. Not to sound condescending, but I get a lot of new CDs featuring good-looking women who can't sing their way out of paper bags. It doesn't take a music critic, however, to hear that Roberta Donnay is an exception. She covers such songs as Johnny Mercer's “Drinkin' Again,” and Bob Dorough and Fran Landesman's “Small Day Tomorrow” in the same way that she covers her face in the photo on the cover of her album: with a wide brim

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Albums

Bathtub Gin
Bathtub Gin
Motema Music
2015
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A Little Sugar

2012
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What's Your Story
What's Your Story
Self Produced
2006
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