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Roseanna Vitro

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. In 2010, Roseanna formed the RNP Band (Randy Newman Project Group) with Mark Soskin, piano and arranging, Sara Caswell, Violin, Dean Johnson, Bass and Tim Horner drums. After many hours of research and rehearsals, “The Music of Randy Newman” was released by Motema Music. In 2011, “The Music of Randy Newman” was nominated for best vocal jazz album. In 2012, Roseanna Vitro and Mark Soskin turned their attention in a new direction to the late, great Clare Fisher’s songbook. A musician’s musician, Clare is renown for his harmonic and melodic depth. Clarity, The Music of Clare Fischer is slated for release on Random Act Records on September 30th, 2014. Six new songs brought to life with lyrics by Paul Wickliffe (Roseanna’s husband and recording engineer), Roger Schore and Cheryl Pyle.

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Vitro sings with flawless intonation, pitch-perfect flowing lines and the ability to make the meaning of a song’s lyrics resonate. She exudes plenty of soul and exuberant delight in the storytelling elements of every song she sings. —Owen McNally, Hartford Courant 2013

“Roseanna’s voice is better than ever, more personal, more HER like no one else can be. She’s mostly singing songs we haven’t heard before, but all of Fischer’s breezy songs immediately sound so tunefully familiar. All the playing is lovely, and Sara Caswell’s little counterpoints are the secret weapon

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Warren, NJ

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Phone 732-271-5979 skyline productions

Vocal Chair for the Vocal Jazz Program at New Jersey City University (1998 to present)

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (2001 -2013)

Clinic/Workshop Information

Vocal Clinics/Masterclasses Para Phrasing- The Art of Improvising with lyrics Jazz and Singing - An overview of the history of vocal jazz as it relates to American History and politics

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Albums

Clarity: Music of Clare Fischer
Clarity: Music of...
Random Act Records
2014
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The Music Of Randy Newman
The Music Of Randy...
Motema Music
2011
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Live At The Kennedy Center
Live At The Kennedy...
Challenge Records
2006
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Thoughts of Bill Evans - Conviction
Thoughts of Bill...
a/l/l
2001
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Catchin' Some Rays: The Music Of Ray Charles
Catchin' Some Rays:...
Telarc Records
1997
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