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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.


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The Music of Randy Newman

  • Motema Records MTM-63
  • Released May 2011
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe & Roseanna Vitro
  • Arranged by Mark Soskin & Roseanna Vitro
Featuring: Piano: Mark Soskin; Dean Johnson: Bass, Violin: Sara Caswell, Drums: Tim Horner, Guitar: Steve Cardenas; Percussion: Jamey Haddad. Selections: Last Night I Had A Dream, Sail Away, If I Didn’t Have You, Everytime It Rains, Baltimore, In Germany Before The War, Mama Told Me Not To Come, I Will Go Sailing No More, Feels Like Home, Losing You.

The Delirium Blues Project: Serve or Suffer

  • Half Note Records HN4534
  • Released March 2008
  • Produced by Jeffrey Levenson
  • Arranged by Kenny Werner
  • Recorded Live in New York at The Blue Note Night Club
Featuring: Piano: Kenny Werner;  John Patitucci: Bass, Guitar: Adam Rogers, Drums: Rocky Bryant, Trumpet: Randy Brecker, Sop / Tenor Sax & Clarinet: James Carter, Trombone: Ray Anderson, Bari Sax / Bass Clarinet: Geoff Countryman. Selections: What Is Hip, Goodnight Nelda Grebe (The Telephone Company Has Cut Us Off), Blue, Be Cool, Half Moon, In The Dark, Cheater Man, Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy, Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirits Down.

Live At The Kennedy Center

Live At The Kennedy Center
  • Challenge Records CR73252
  • Released April 2006
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe and Roseanna Vitro
  • Recorded Live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
Featuring: Piano: Kenny Werner;  Bass: Dean Johnson, Drums: Tim Horner. Selections: Like Someone In Love, Like A Lover, Please Do Something, Commitment, Worried Over You, I Think It’s Going To Rain Today, Tryin’ Times, Serrado, Twelve Tone Tune, Epilogue, Black Coffee.

Tropical Postcards

Tropical Postcards CD
  • A Records SAAL73244
  • Released June 2004
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe and Roseanna Vitro
  • Featuring: Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano and Trio Da Paz
  • SACD 5.1 Dolby Surround
Featuring: Piano: Kenny Werner;  Trio da Paz: Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, Duduka da Fonseca; Sax: Joe Lovano; Bass: Dean Johnson; Drums: Cecil Brooks III; Percussion: Mimo Cinelu; Sax: Don Braden; Electric Guitar: Chieli Minucci; Add Vocal: Tom Lellis; Bass: Robert E Bowen. Selections: Song of the Jet, Land of Wonder, I’ll Be Seeing You, Certas Cancoes, Kisses, I Just Need Your Kisses, Reza, I Remember You, Wave, Cravo E Canela, In Search of My Heart.

Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans

  • A Records AL-73208
  • Released January 2001
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
  • Featuring: Eddie Gomez, Fred Hersch
Featuring: Piano: Fred Hersch, Mark Soskin, Allen Farnham; Bass: Eddie Gomez, Scott Lee, Bob Bowen; Drums: Adrian D’souza. Selections: My Bells, Remembering The Rain, Two Lonely People, Funkallero, Only Child, Conviction, Turn Out The Stars, Waltz for Debbie, In April, Very Early, Letter To Evan.

Catchin’ Some Rays : The Music of Ray Charles

Catchin' Some Ray's
  • Telarc Jazz (CD-83419)
  • Released August 1997
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
  • Featuring: David “Fathead” Newman
Featuring: Piano: Kenny Werner; Ray Drummond & Ed Howard bass, Sax; David “Fathead” Newman; Drums: Al Foster;  Percussion & Flute;  Mark Johnson; Alto Sax: Ed Joffe; Electric Guitar: Chieli Minucci & Mitch Stein, Trumpet; Eddie Henderson & Dave Ballou; Baritone Sax; Gary Smulyan Selections: Unchain My Heart,  Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying, One Mint Julep, Night Time is the Right Time/ But on the Other Hand, Them That’s Got, I Don’t Need No Doctor, Tell Me You’ll Wait for Me, Sticks and Stones, The Danger Zone, Roll With My Baby, Lonely Avenue, You Don’t Know Me

Passion Dance

Passion Dance
  • Telarc Jazz (CD-83385)
  • Released January 1996
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
  • Featuring: Elvin Jones, Gary Bartz, Christian McBride and Kevin Mahogany
Featuring: Piano:  Ken Werner, Larry Willis;  Bass: Christian McBride, Richie Goods, Ratzo Harris; Drums: Elvin Jones, Clarence Penn, Jamey Haddad;  Guitar:  Vic Juris, Romero Lubambo; Sax: Gary Bartz, Tim Ries; Trumpet: Tim Hagens; Vibes: Steve Nelson;  Guest vocalist:  Kevin Mahogany. Selections: Out Of This World;  Long As You’re Livin’; Returned To Me (The Bird); Freedom Jazz Dance;  For Heaven’s Sake;  Whisper Not; Simone;  Blue Monk; Passion Dance;  More Than You Know;  Strollin’ (Nostalgia In Times Square).


Softly CD
  • Concord Jazz (CCD-4587)
  • Released January 1994
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
  • Featuring: Fred Hersch and George Coleman, Tim Rees and Mino Cinelu
Featuring: Piano:  Fred Hersch;  Bass:  Jay Anderson; Drums:  Tom Rainey;  Sax:  George Coleman, Tim Ries; Percussion:  Mino Cinelu. Selections: Falling In Love With Love; In Summer (Estaté); A Song For All Ages;  Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise;  Moon And Sand;  So Many Stars;  I’m Through With Love;  Wild Is The Wind;  Life I Choose;  Our Love Rolls On;  Nothing Like You;  Why Try To Change Me Now?;  I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues.

Reaching For The Moon

Reaching CD
  • Chase Music Grp (CMD 8030)
  • Released June 1991
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
  • Featuring: Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Kirk Whalum, George Coleman and Victor Jones
Featuring: Piano / Keyboards:  Ken Werner;  Bass:  Scott Lee, Harvie Swartz, Ratzo Harris;  Drums:  Tom Rainey, Victor Jones, Jeff Papez;  Sax:  Joe Lovano, Kirk Whalum, George Coleman, Mel Ellison; Percussion:  Edson “Café” Ada Silva, Mino Cinelu, Steve Berrios; Guitar: Celso Mendez, Scott Hardy;  Add’l vocals:  Eric Troyer. Selections: I Bet You Thought I’d Never Find You;  In A Sentimental Mood;  Cancao Do Sal (Song Of Salt);  Reaching For The Moon;  In The Name Of Love;  The Island;  You Are There;  Gathering Stones; Yesterdays;  Slow Hot Wind.

A Quiet Place

Quiet Place CD
  • Skyline (SKYD – 8701)
  • Released October 1987
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
  • Featuring: Fred Hersch, Eddie Daniels, Marc Egan and Joey Baron
Featuring: Piano / Keyboards:  Fred Hersch;  Bass:  Marc Egan; Drums: Joey Baron;  Sax / Flute: Eddie Daniels;  Guitar:  Jay Azzolina; Percussion:  Cyro Baptista;  Backgroung Vocals:  Darryl Tookes, Angela Clemmon – Patrick and Roseanna Vitro.Selections:  A Quiet Place;  What Are We Gonna Do?;  Hello; Everytime You’re Near Me;  Times Lie;  Strange Situation;  You Love Me Only;  A Simple Samba;  Mirage.

The Time Of My Life:
The Songs of Steve Allen

The Time Of My Life
  • Sea Breeze Jazz SB-3037
  • Recorded July 1986
  • Released Sept 1999
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
Featuring: Keys: Kenny Werner, Fred Hersch; Bass: Marc Johnson, Scott Lee; Drums: Joey Baron, Jeff Papez; Perc: Cyro Baptista; Guitar: Scott Hardy; Sax: Billy Drewes.  Selections: The Time Of My Life, That-A-Girl, You May Have Been Loved Before, I Like To Dance, Emotions, Life, Keep Cool, Until I Left Chicago, Convince Me, You And I, There’s No Way Home, Cool Yule.

Listen Here

Listen Here CD
  • Skyline (SKYP 8501)
  • Released January 1985
  • Produced by Paul Wickliffe
  • Featuring: Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley and Arnett Cobb
Featuring: Piano:  Kenny Barron, Bliss Rodriguez;  Bass:  Buster Williams;  Drums:  Ben Riley;  Sax:  Arnett Cobb;  Guitar:  Scott Hardy; Percussion:  Duduka Da Fonseca. Selections: No More Blues, You Go To My Head, Centerpiece, Love You Madly, A Time For Love, This Happy Madness, Listen Here, It Could Happen To You, Easy Street, Sometime Ago, You Took Advantage Of Me.