Grammy Nominated Vocalist “Roseanna Vitro is a “singer’s singer…she is excellent and still warranting much more attention.” Her deep and precise alto is perfectly tuned and balanced..But Vitro’s skill set does not stop at vocal prowess. She is also a crack arranger, programmer and music journalist. That is a wealth of grace and talent from Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Vitro’s projects are also well-considered and assembled…In 1997, Vitro released the gutsy Catching Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles (Telarc, 1997) with the support of frequent collaborator pianst Kenny Werner and tenor saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman. “Vitro sings squarely from between Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. Her scat chops are the most certain of any singer expelling air today. Even a bit of her home-state twang may be detected in the bluesy “Swingin’ with the Duke,” providing this writer a warm spot in this approaching Autumn. Honor Roseanna Vitro. C.Michael Bailey
Roseanna Vitro is celebrating the release of her new CD and has prepared a special holiday performance for Trumpets with special guests In addition to selections from her CD, this fabulous vocalist will feature the music of The Great American Composers, Clare Fischer, Randy Newman, Bill Evans and Ray Charles with arrangements by Mark Soskin and Roseanna Vitro.
Anna Maria Mannarino-vocals
Anna Maria Mannarino will perform your favorite jazz classics and holiday tunes for you. A vocalist who enjoys singing a variety of song styles including swing, jazz, pop and ballads, will warm the audience with her warm voice and heartfelt interpretations. Though her inspiration has come from musical greats such Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, her distinctive interpretation, approach and style are all her own. Anna Maria is a New Jersey native who has performed in Paris and throughout the tri-state area.
“Velvet voice. Possessing a warm, open soprano, a smooth swing feel and a way with a lyric, she can take standards like ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Embraceable You’ and make them come to life in a refreshing manner. ” Zan Stewart – StarLedger