Performance Programs:

 (Duos, Small Groups, Big Bands, Orchestras)


 

TELL ME THE TRUTH

Roseanna's fourteenth recording is a return to her Southern Roots.  The title track of this program is a tribute to vocalese composer, the late John Hendricks.  His lyrics address the social issues of yesterday and today.  This is a soulful, groove oriented program featuring songs by Allen Toussaint, Mose Allison, Mavis Staples, even a gospel closer with guest vocals.


THE MUSIC OF CLARE FISCHER

Clare Fischer was a brilliant American composer, arranger, and pianist who inspired two generations of pianists.  Roseanna Vitro along with pianist Mark Soskin re-invent two of his jazz classics Pensativa and Morning with their Grammy-Nominated  group featuring star violinist, Sara Caswell.  Roseanna created a vocal book on their recordings with lyrics to Clare's compositions for students and new audiences to appreciate the genius of the late Clare Fischer.


The Music of Randy Newman:  2011 Grammy Nominated recording for best vocal jazz record of the year!  

A complete program of re-invented arrangements by pianist, Mark Soskin and vocalist, Roseanna Vitro.   This five piece group boasts the rising star violinist, Ms.Sara Caswell, just off of her tour with Esperanza Spalding.   With Vitro's rhythm section of several tours bassist great, Dean Johnson and Tim Horner on drums this group will present fresh music which any classical, jazz or pop audience will fall in love with.  The RNP band also presents concerts featuring jazz standards from Roseanna's previously recorded albums plus some of the Randy Newman material.


Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans

A Program featuring Bill Evans material based on the arrangements of Fred Hersch,  Allen Farnham and Mark Soskin from Roseanna's recording.


Sarah, Carmen, Ella, Joe

Ms. Vitro essays and interprets the greatest works associated with legendary jazz vocalists, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joe Williams.


Catchin' Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles

A spirited evening of soulful stylings, drawn from Ms. Vitro's classic Telarc recording, with charts from Kenny Werner, featuring such classics as One Mint Julep, Unchain My Heart,  Lonely Avenue, and more.
 


New Jazz Standards

Ms. Vitro illuminates the great American songs and songwriters from our most recent past.  Compositions by Tom Harrell, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Horace Silver, and Cedar Walton.


Delirium Blues

Ms. Vitro extols and examines the blues, from rustic to refined, Tower of Power to Joni Mitchell and Mose Allison. Four horns, a guitar and rhythm section a must for this show!


Tropical Postcards

The music of Brazil, its rhythms, its buoyancy, melodies and lyrics of Antono Carlos Jobim, Dori Caymi, Ivan Lins, and Milton Nascimento


The Art of The Big Band

Ms Vitro joins forces with your big band, swinging through an evening of great arrangements by Kenny Werner, including Whisper Not, Freedom Jazz Dance, In a Sentimental Mood, and Passion Dance, among others


Orchestral Americana

A program rich in Americana,  Blue Skies,  Old Devil Moon,  Dreamsville,  plus the Brazilian majesty of Milton Nascimento's Cancao Do Sal and Joni Mitchell's The Circle Game.  This program was a televised Christmas special in Slovenia in 2001 and Aaru, Switzerland Youth Orchestra April 2010.