With smooth sounds, dynamic spontaneity, exciting rhythms, and a selfless musical sincerity, Rosana Eckert embraces and captivates her listeners, taking them on a musical journey that is often described as joyous, breathtaking, and inspiring. Her acclaimed debut CD, At the End of the Day, introduced her to the jazz world not only as a vocalist, but also as a creative composer and arranger. The CD was praised as “an occasion for celebration” by AllAboutJazz.com and “a superior debut.” by Cadence Magazine, and it was a finalist for Best New Jazz Album in the 2006 Independent Music Awards. Her newest CD, Small Hotel, once again showcases her knack for storytelling and her ability to breathe new life into beloved standards with her contemporary style. Small Hotel includes liner notes and a guest appearance by legendary trumpeter Marvin Stamm as well as contributions from renowned arranger Michele Weir and the incomparable Christian McBride on bass.
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“Rosana has one of my favorite kind of voices, where there's a real person behind the sound, a naturalness and sincerity that is completely compelling (and rare I think).”
- Peter Eldridge, New York Voices
“a sublime vocalist and songwriter”
- Thor Christensen, Dallas Morning News
This young lady is smooth, sincere, and flexible. Not afraid to test the boundries of many styles, Eckert exhibits amazing versatility and confidence.
- EOM Entertainment
“... fresh and sophisticated. Backed by a crack team of Dallas musicians, including percussionist/husband Gary Eckert, Ms
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Vocal Jazz Faculty, University of North Texas
has also served on faculty of:
UNT Summer Vocal Jazz Workshop
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Camp
Texas All Star Jazz Camp
Speech Level Singing Summer Vocal Program, Los Angeles
"Finding Your Voice”
This clinic focuses on the journey toward individuality and personal expression: Discovery, Imitation, and Creation. Rosana takes students through these steps:
Deep and thoughtful listening
Successful transcription and imitation (both technical and stylistic)
Personal application, delivering a song’s message honestly and without preconception
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