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Denise Donatelli: In the Company of Friends

Fortune smiled on newcomer Denise Donatelli when pianist Tom Garvin agreed to arrange and produce her debut disc. That’s not to suggest Donatelli, whose only previous professional experience was fronting a trio in an Atlanta hotel lounge, couldn’t have made it on her own. She’s blessed with a pure, powerful voice that suggests the rock-solid assurance and keen intelligence of Ann Hampton Callaway tempered with a soupcon of Lena Horne.

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