Grammy Nominated Vocalist, Roseanna Vitro and The Music of Randy Newman : features the brilliant compositions of Randy Newman, re-imagined through the arrangements of pianist Mark Soskin. The music marries elements of jazz, blues, folk and country – a rich stew of influences illuminating Newman’s Americana. This group brings a high level of musicianship, improvisation and creativity to Newman’s inspired narratives - all defined and shaped by the vocal poignancy of Roseanna Vitro, a storyteller of great renown. Stellar violinist Sara Caswell - an emerging talent winning accolades - adds luster and musicality to the group sound. Rounding out the ensemble, guitarist Steve Cardenas, bassist Dean Johnson, drummer Tim Horner, and percussionist Jamey Haddad.
Roseanna Vitro is a soulful and creative storyteller with the power to captivate audiences or stimulate the minds of aspiring young artists. In concerts, or leading workshops, she breathes life and conviction into " The Randy Newman Project."
Concurrent with Roseanna's recording successes (12 critically acclaimed cds) is her acclaim as a master clinician and educator. She has toured extensively as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador (2004 & 2009), performing and leading workshops the world over, recently in South America (Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Brasil, The Balkans, Bulgaria, Cypress, New Zealand, South Africa, The U.K., Slovenia, Turkey, and the USA. Check out her video with tenor giant Joe Lovano: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqwcDd6B3oc Roseanna sings the blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddiZexuO9YM