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About Roseanna

• Grammy Nomination 2012 "Best Vocal Jazz Album" The Music of Randy Newman, Motéma Music
Twelve critically acclaimed recordings for Motéma, Telarc, Concord, Challenge and Half Note Records.

• Inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame, with Bob Dorough and John Stubblefield, 1998.

• Chair of the Vocal Jazz Department at the New Jersey City University (NJCU) 1998-2014 NJPAC, New Jersey Performing Arts Jazz for Teens Program 2000-2013 vocal jazz teacher

• Headlined at jazz's most prestigious venues, including The Blue Note and Lincoln Center in New York, and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Currently touring and presenting workshops worldwide.

Roseanna Vitro Grammy Nominated Vocalist, Educator, & Journalist Welcomes You

Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 02:03 AM
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The New Brunswick Jazz Project

March 18th – 8pm.


Featuring: Tim Horner, Bill Moring and Jason Teborek – Women in Jazz Month

 8 pm. & 10 pm.  Free…

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

Two Albany Street

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA08901

Tel: +1 732 873 1234




Support Random Act Records –

“Roseanna’s voice is better than ever, more personal, more her, like no one else can be. She’s singing tunes we mostly haven’t heard before, but makes them so familiar. Clarity…you’ll want to listen to it all again.”

Michael Bourne,  host of “Singers Unlimited” on WBGO

Check out my interview with Michael Bourne on WBGO –


Random Act Records

“A woman who takes salutes very seriously- her discography also includes nods to Randy Newman, Bill Evans and Ray Charles -Roseanna Vitro spent two years developing these 10 magnificently thoughtful tracks…the albums centerpiece is Fischer’s classic, “Pensativa,” explored by Vitro with sable stealth.”

- Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes Magazine (Nov 01, 2014)

  WBGO Jazz Radio 88.3 fm. New York City  RADAR BLOG



Singer Roseanna Vitro has the gift of bringing popular, or not so obvious tunes, into the jazz   celebration, with no limitations; a world developed early growing up in Arkansas in a family of gospel shouters who also dug opera and Frank Sinatra.

She’s sung alongside Kenny Barron, Oscar Peterson and Lionel Hampton. Vitro has recorded live at the Kennedy Center, and she’s recorded fabulous tributes to Ray Charles, Bill Evans and Randy Newman, for which she was nominated for a Grammy.

Simply said, when Roseanna goes into the studio to share her creative intent with an ever growing audience, it’s always something eagerly anticipated.

Roseanna and Clarity, is a tribute to the wondrous world of pianist, composer and arranger Clare Fischer, whose fascination with bossa nova, Afro-Caribbean music and swing deserves another rich listen.

With a voice obviously comfortable with her chosen surroundings, here she shares arranging with pianist Mark Soskin, along with bassist Dean Johnson, drummer Tim Horner, violinist Sara Caswell, percussionist Mino Cinelu and Clare Fischer’s son, Brent Fischer, on vibes.

You’ll hear Roseanna ‘s vocal synergy give new life to Fischer classics like “Morning” and “Pensativa” and “Sleep My Child,” which Fischer wrote for his son, all delivered by Vitro’s limitless vocal choices and her musical partners with the highest respect for their subject.

A total familiarity with Fischer’s feel allowed for new lyrics on “Love”s Path (Love’s Walk)” and “Take Your Breath And Sing (O Canto),” written with husband Paul Wickliffe, who produced the recording.

Michael Bourne, our host of “Singers Unlimited” on WBGO, said it right:

“Roseanna’s voice is better than ever, more personal, more her, like no one else can be. She’s singing tunes we mostly haven’t heard before, but makes them so familiar. Clarity…you’ll want to listen to it all again.”

Clarity comes out September 30th from Random Act Records.      Gary Walker, WBGO music director

Clarity, Music of Clare Fischer 

Grammy-nominated vocalist ROSEANNA VITRO debuts “CLARITY – MUSIC OF CLARE FISCHER,” premiering lyric versions of the composer’s outstanding melodies on a new CD from Random Act Records. Sara Caswell’s violin soars over pianist Mark Soskin’s ingenious arrangements

 Roseanna Vitro, Sara Caswell, Mark Soskin,  Dean Johnson, Tim Horner, Mino Cinelu


Read Bill Milkowski’s Liner Notes:

Roseanna’s Column in JazzTimes Magazine

JazzTimes Magazine September 2014

How to Doo Bah! An Introduction to Scat Singing

Voices in Jazz Column in


Grammy Website Features: Roseanna Vitro and the Randy Newman Project- Receive Grammy Nomination

  • Randy Newman quote: ” It’s a great honor to have musicians of this quality devote themselves to doing these really great versions of some of my songs.  I feel about it much the way I did when Harry Nilsson did an album of my songs.  Roseanna is a great artist.”
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