Denise Donatelli

Denise Donatelli is a Grammy(r), nominated, and critically acclaimed Savant recording artist who has quickly become one of the most prominent jazz vocalists today. Her 2010 release When Lights are Low — which received two nominations, one for Best Jazz Vocal Album and one for pianist/producer/arranger Geoffrey Keezer’s arrangement of “Don’t Explain” — confirms Denise’s status in the upper echelons of talented and engaging jazz artists in the country. Denise’s three albums, In the Company of Friends 2005, What Lies Within 2008 and When Lights are Low 2010 have all topped the National Jazz Week radio charts. Savant Records will release Soul Shadows, her fourth album. Savant Records will release her fourth album, Soul Shadows, on September 11, 2012. Denise is described as “a musician’s singer” by Phil Woods, a Grammy Award-winning saxophonist. She has performed as a guest vocalist with Roger Kellaway and Terry Trotter, Christian Jacob’s Big Band Theory as well as Alf Clausen’s Jazz Orchestra, Les Hooper’s Big Band, Stan Kenton Alumni Band, and Terry Trotter. Bill Cunliffe’s Christmas album, That Time of Year, is also featuring her as a guest vocalist. Denise, who currently resides in Los Angeles, performs with jazz bands and conducts master clinics. She has headlined at New York’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, San Diego’s Birch Theater and Seattle’s Jazz Alley in recent years. Denise was awarded the Los Angeles Jazz Society 2012 Vocalist of the Year Award. Her pure tone and natural musicianship have earned her spots singing on episodes of The Simpsons, Frasier and Turner Classic Movies. She has also appeared in commercials for Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, CNN, and other national and international companies. From

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