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Dena DeRose: A Walk in the Park

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MaxJazz’s assemblage of top-drawer vocalists, an exaltedly diverse roster that already includes Claudia Acuna, Rene Marie, Rebecca Martin, Carla Cook and Patti Wicks, takes another big leap forward with the addition of singer-pianist Dena DeRose. A consistently imaginative and intelligent performer who seems to spend all of her professional time stationed at the crossroads of class and creativity, DeRose remains at the top of her game throughout this eclectic assortment of 11 tracks, delivered in the welcome company of drummer Matt Wilson and bassist Martin Wind.

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