Ratings and Reviews
Great as always!
The Grammy nomination is very appropriate! Denise is great as always and Geoffrey Keezer did great as well! I have had the immense pleasure of performing with both of these artists while in college at NSU in Tahlequah, OK and they are class acts. Great people, great music!
This is a really solid jazz vocal album with some amazing piano and guitar licks thrown in for good measure. After hearing Denise for the first time, I went back and listened to some of her other work and it was all quite amazing. Some of these pieces are fresh and new to me and the standards are given a very refreshing treatment as well. I can't wait to her more from these swinging musicians. Bravo!
About Denise Donatelli
Jazz singer Denise Donatelli first revealed a music inclination when she picked out "Silent Night" on the piano at the age of three; at six, she was a winner at the National Music Federation piano competition, and 14 years of classical piano study followed. But she laid aside her musical career to raise a family. Later, after divorcing in the late '80s and moving to Atlanta, she began performing jazz, earning a residence at the Ritz Carlton Hotel; later, she relocated to Los Angeles. Jazzed Media released her debut album, In the Company of Friends, on June 7, 2005. It was followed on August 12, 2008, by What Lies Within (Savant Records), which reached number 11 on the National Jazz Week radio chart. Two years later, on September 14, 2010, came her third album, When Lights Are Low, with her fourth, Soul Shadows, arriving in 2012. ~ William Ruhlmann