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Denise Donatelli: Find a Heart

Arguably postmillennial jazz singing’s foremost late bloomer, Denise Donatelli cut her laudable debut album, released in 2005, at age 55. She started out singing mostly standards. Then, five years ago, with When Lights Are Low, she established what remains a winning pattern: pianist Geoffrey Keezer, as arranger and producer, working with top-drawer musicians, and the … Read More “Denise Donatelli: Find a Heart”

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Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows

Wisely adhering to the if-it-ain’t-broke adage, Denise Donatelli follows up 2008’s What Lies Within and 2010’s Grammy-nominated When Lights Are Low with a third partnership with musical director, arranger and pianist Geoffrey Keezer. The title is taken from the Joe Sample/Will Jennings tune made famous by Bill Withers with the Crusaders (here superbly reimagined as … Read More “Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows”

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