Jazz vocalist Rose Colella currently performs regularly at Chicago's top jazz clubs and hotels, including The Jazz Showcase, alongside the city's top jazz musicians. Rose released her critically acclaimed album "Small Hours" in 2009 and plans to release her next album in 2012. Most recently, Rose was featured as the lead vocalist on the Electronica album "The Elkcloner" by New York composer Filip Mitrovic.
Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930's vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Lola Bard Productions books jazz, classical and holiday entertainment at Chicago's finest establishments, along with weddings, corporate events and private parties.
Click here to read Rose's feature in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/us/a-granddaughters-inspiration-at-78-rpm.html?_r=1
In addition to performing, Rose teaches Jazz Voice & Piano at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, a private arts high school in downtown Chicago.