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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 Vocal Jazz Educator, Performer, Producer, Journalist

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 04:01 AM
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Roseanna Vitro, Dean Johnson, Sara Caswell, Tim Horner and Mark Soskin

 February 14th – Valentines Day-

I’m singing with my favorite group “Clarity”  @ The New Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown @ 7 pm. Songs of Love & Contemplation.

( 1 Dixon Ln, Tarrytown, NY 10591).

Grammy Nominated: Mark Soskin, Sara Caswell, Dean Johnson and Tim Horner. Please join us for this special night of music.

April 19th – The Irish Center of New York presents:

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday- featuring:

Roseanna Vitro & Christine Tobin

 with Mark Soskin piano, Phil Robson guitar, Bass & Drums TBA

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

7:30 pm. Tickets

Roseanna Vitro

Christine Tobin
VIDEO’S  Roseanna Vitro & Kenny Werner Duo

Estoril Festival Kenny Werner & Roseanna Vitro – Portugal

Willow Weep for Me

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

JazzTimes Magazine September 2014           How to Doo Bah! An Introduction to Scat Singing

Voices in Jazz Roseanna Vitro’s 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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