Dena DeRose Trio
Aug 20, 2010 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Friday evening, August 20th, NVJS brings to Silo’s Jazz Club in Napa one of the best jazz vocalist-pianist in the country - Dena DeRose! It's no small accomplishment to be thought of as "The most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn", but that's exactly how Joel Siegel of the Washington City Paper described Dena DeRose. If she comes to your city and you want to catch the show, go early, because the room is going to be packed. She not only awes her audiences and music critics with her facility on the piano and her vocal talent but, as Richard Scheinin of the San Jose Mercury aptly put it, "... she exudes joy ... what soul!"
Dena has accumulated an impressive list of performance credits. From the legendary clubs around the world like the Blue Note, Smoke and the Jazz Standard in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Pitt Inn and Body and Soul in Tokyo, The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Marian's in Bern, The Jazz Center in Istanbul, and Alexander Platz in Rome, to major Jazz Festivals that include The Red Sea Jazz Festival in Israel, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The San Francisco Jazz Festival, Ancona (Italy), Estoril (Portugal), The North Sea and The Hague Jazz Festivals in Holland, The Floating Jazz Festival- Jazz Cruise (2005, 2007, 2008), The Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival, Jazz Baltica Festival in Germany, VinterJazz Festival in Denmark. Dena always delivers "...vivid and often exciting demonstrations of how innovative her musical concepts are..." (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner). Dena has brought that vitality and innovation to performances alongside the likes of Ray Brown, Clark Terry, Marian McPartland, Benny Golson, John Scofield, Deborah Brown, Jimmy Cobb, Ken Peplowski, Phil Woods, David 'Fathead' Newman, Rufus Reid, Mark Murphy, Slide Hampton, Marvin Stamm and many, many others.
As a recording artist, Dena has 9 CDs as a leader to her credit, all of which have received superior accolades. Cadence Magazine gave her both their Album of the Year and Best Vocal Jazz Album awards for "Another World" and "I Can See Clearly Now". Christopher Louden of Jazz Times says that the MaxJazz label "...takes another big leap forward" with the release of "A Walk In The Park". It also received three Grammy considerations. Two recordings released in 2007 "The Nearness of Two" (GoFour), a live duo concert recorded in Ancona, Italy with trumpeter Marvin Stamm, and a group effort recording called "A Night in Claremont" (Vega) with drummer Akira Tana, bassist Ray Drummond, tenor man Dave Ellis, highlights DeRose as a pianist, composer, arranger, and vocalist. Dena's Latest CD's for the MaxJazz label "Dena DeRose - Live at Jazz Standard Volume 1 & 2" (2007 and 2008) have garnered Grammy Nominations. Live at Jazz Standard Vol. 2 has been chosen as one of the "Top 10 CD's of 2008" by All About Jazz, Downbeat Magazine, and the JJA, among others. It was in the Top 50 on the Jazzweek radio charts for over 12 weeks with many wonderful reviews such as Donald Elfmans' who writes "DeRose has absorbed the best of the great ones while being her own well-defined self at all times", and Chris Andrew Hovans' "Top 10 picks for 2008" says "Of all the female Jazz vocalists out there, DeRose is the most versatile. This comes from the fact that she is an accomplished pianist and musician, not just a singer." www.denaderose.com
Silo's Jazz Club, 530 Main St
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