2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge prepaid online $25 pp music charge at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
There is very limited seating for the 8 p.m. show at tables. Any tickets purchased after 11.30 a.m. on 3/5 may be at the bar. If you do not want to risk sitting at the bar, purchase tickets for the 10 p.m. show. Also, you must call for a reservation. Bar seating is near stage. There are backs to seats. Viewing is excellent. There are tickets available at tables for the 10 p.m. show.
Roseanna Vitro-guest vocalist
Isaac ben Ayala-piano
Singer/performer Oleg Frish, who is celebrating his 20th Anniversary as host of his own popular television talk shows (distributed by Russian TV international-RTVI) has cherished and dedicated his career to perserving the classic songs of the American Songbook. “AN EVENING OF HAPPY LOVE SONGS” is an inspired show to commemorate National Women In Jazz Month and bring to life some of his favorite artists and love songs featured on his latest album, OLEG FRISH DUETS WITH MY AMERICAN IDOLS. The album features Oleg performing duets with Ben E. King, Melissa Manchester, B.J. Thomas, Gary U.S. Bonds, Lainie Kazan, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, Peggy March and Tony Orlando. Oleg will be joined by his four-piece band and Special Guest and Grammy Award-nominated jazz singer Roseanna Vitro. If you enjoy hearing some of the most popular love songs from the Golden Years performed with unbridled passion and joy, you’re going love sharing an intimate evening with Oleg Frish and his special guest Roseanna Vitro.
Roseanna Vitro received her first Grammy Nomination in 2012 in the Vocal Jazz category for, “The Music of Randy Newman” on Motema Music. She is a creative storyteller who sings jazz like she means it, understands lyrics & knows how to caress a melody and, most of all, swings like mad” -Denver Post
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. In 2011, “The Music of Randy Newman” was nominated for best vocal jazz album. Clarity, The Music of Clare Fischer was released on Random Act Records on September 30th, 2014.
Her band mates – on stage and in the studio – have included Kenny Werner, Fred Hersch, George Coleman, ‘Fathead Newman,’ Eddie Gomez, Arnett Cobb, Elvin Jones, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Eddie Daniels, Joey Baron, Al Foster, Rufus Reid, Buster Williams, Ben Riley, Allen Farnham, Dean Johnson, Tim Horner, Mark Soskin, Sara Caswell, Randy Brecker, Ray Anderson, Adam Rogers, John Patitucci, Mino Cinelu.