April in New York

April in New York

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Gratitude-Review 2018

As Christmas 2018 approaches, I sit in gratitude for my family, friends and all the new faces I met on the road this fall while on tour. I visited cities I’ve missed the past couple of years. This year was filled with emotions regarding my 92 year old mother, Ruby Mae. Ruby is an inspiration to everyone who’s encountered her grace, love of singing and joyous spirit. I’ve traveled several times this year to Dallas, Texas checking on family. I enjoyed gigs to promote: “Tell Me the Truth” at Stoney’s Wine Bar and The Jazz Kitchen, both venues owned and operated by true jazz fans. The promotion for our first Skyline-Records cd, my fourteenth release, “Tell Me the Truth” was a success in many ways. I felt I told the stories I needed to tell, traveled the road back to my roots, plus made a political statement that needed to be made. I loved the group, some of the baddest instrumentalists in the world today; Mark Soskin, my partner for three albums, piano and arranging, Tim Ries, phenomenal tenor saxophonist who’s recorded sporadically with me since 1993, Dean Johnson a highly in demand bassist and pal who’s played on several gigs and the past three albums, Mitch Stein guitarist who’s simply the rockin’est/ bad ass, improvising cat I know, Rudy Royston drums was the new voice in this group, truly an amazing musician, an addition to any group and Nathan Eklund on trumpet, a great teacher and band leader whom I taught with at NJCU for several years. This was a stellar jazz band capable of Coltrane through the Rolling Stones, the deepest blues, gospel and Patsy Cline, that’s not an easy find. I’m grateful and honored these musicians gave me their best at Birdland Theater in September for our cd release and made the trek to Scullers in Boston. Mark Soskin and I put together groups for Denver, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. I also touched down in Nashville, TN. connecting with Pat Coil, great pianist, teacher and old friend who hooked up a great band for my music at Rudy’s Jazz Club. A huge Thank you to all my friends and musicians, Jeff Levenson editing and connections, Elizabeth Tomboulian, dear friend and pro taking care of maddening details in our office, Lee Tomboulian - arrangements, ie. the title track “Tell Me the Truth” plus many transpositions, updated chart copies, study help - you name it..Sarah Wickliffe and Mark Stetson, Sarah’s the best daughter a mom could have and film director, editor of my first concept video: “Tell Me the Truth”, Chuck and Sara Fishbein, videographer team for our video promo EPK recorded “live” at WBGO Radio in Newark plus 5 performance videos, captured at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ. Michael Bourne, dj Singers Unlimited at WBGO, interviews and airplay, John Abbott Photography, a girls best pal for photos, Adele Fass, make up and hair for all of my images in recent years, even at the Grammy’s in 2012. Mike Carlson Mcpro Radio promotions and Doreen D’Agostino Media publicist. Of course, none of this happens without my partner in life, Paul Wickliffe, III. husband, recording engineer, producer, lyricist, advisor and confidant. Thank you! On to 2019.

thank you DJ’s for your support of: Tell Me the Truth!


“The Golden Rule, with a groove...”– Michael Bourne, WBG0


“[Roseanna has] a propensity for eclecticism, drawing on a wide range of songs and sources from well beyond the jazz tradition.”– Will Friedwald, City View, New York

Tell Me the Truth is additional evidence that Roseanna Vitro is in the top tier of contemporary jazz vocalists. – Joe Bebco, The Syncopated Times

“Vitro leverages [this album] to define her beliefs about America, past and present.” – Christopher Louden, JazzTimes

“… a culling of songs from the American South that resonate with her politics and Arkansas roots… sung with her customary combo of punch and restraint.” —Britt Robson, CityPages

ROSEANNA VITRO & SOUTHERN ROOTS BAND VIDEOS

1.    Your Mind is On Vacation- https://vimeo.com/261416707

2.    Walkin’ After Midnight - https://vimeo.com/261056307

3.    Tell Me the Truth - https://vimeo.com/261243019

4.    When Will I Be Loved? - https://vimeo.com/261656980

5.    On Your Way Down - https://vimeo.com/261736672


WICR INDIANAPOLIS
WJSU JACKSON

TOP SPIN MARKETS:
WUMR MEMPHIS  14
KCSM SAN FRANCISCO  13
KBEM MINN.  12
WCLK ATLANTA 8
JAZZ 24/7 WGBH  8
WUSF TAMPA 5
WICR INDIANAPOLIS 5

TOP TWENTY TWO MARKETS:
KCSM SAN FRANCISCO MKT. 20
KBEM MINN.MKT.16
WCLK ATLANTA MKT. 15
JAZZ 24/7 FROM WGBH BOSTON MKT. 10
WUSF TAMPA MKT. 19
KSDS SAN DIEGO MKT. 17
WBGO NEAR/NEW YORK MKT. 30
KUVO DENVER MKT. 20
WDCB CHICAGO MKT.3

SYNDICATION:
WFMT CHICAGO - BASED

INTERNET RADIO:
SOULANDJAZZ.COM
JAZZ 24/7 FROM WGBH
MOJA RADIO AND VOICE OF AMERICA
JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41

PLAY:
WESM PRINCESS ANNE
WBGU BOWLING GREEN
WJSU JACKSON
KANU LAWRENCE/KC
KCSB SANTA BARBARA
WTJU CHARLOTTESVILLE
KIOS OMAHA
WGMC ROCHESTER
WHRV NORFOLK
WGVU GRAND RAPIDS
WWSP STEVENS POINT
WICR INDIANAPOLIS
KEWU SPOKANE
WUMR MEMPHIS
WFIU BLOOMINGTON
WRIR RICHMOND
WBAA PURDUE UNIV.


 

Thank you for watching: "Tell Me The Truth"

In an age of "alternative facts", Tell Me The Truth is right on time.

An original, poignant concept video has always been a dream of mine, and I'm so happy to announce that we've made that dream a reality with "Tell Me The Truth"!  Originally conceived as a tribute to the late Jon Hendricks, I wanted to adapt his classic 1960's song "Tell Me The Truth" to apply to the culture that surrounds us today in America.  I solicited the help of my daughter, Sarah Wickliffe (a graphic artist, animator, editor, and film-maker) and her colleague Mark Stetson (film and video production pro) to compile some images and footage to illustrate the weighty lyrics of this song, always keeping in mind the search for truth.  Please enjoy the video, and never give up on the truth!

Tell Me The Truth (Watch)

For more information on the film-makers, please visit Sarah and Mark's portfolios below:

Sarah Wickliffe: www.sarahwickliffe.com

Mark Stetson: (Production Reel) https://vimeo.com/253061775/dff8872672