Roseanna can sing rings around half the vocalists you can name. Her warm, confident clarity of tone is immediately noticeable, but most startling is her boldness of phrasing.
She shapes phrases like a horn player…while never losing sight of the composers’ intentions. (She is) no slouch as a scat singer … a pure and sultry voice…she sang and scatted effortlessly …
Vitro is a real Jazz singer in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald. She understands the tradition of “scat’, (her scat-improvisation reminds me of Clark Terry and Leon Thomas). But she never looses sight of the sense and content of her songs.
With her silken yet powerful pipes, Vitro ignites titles such as “ Half Moon, “ Jon Hendrick’s “ Blue” and Mose Allison’s “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy” …(with) Vitro’s scorched- earth readings…(these) rise to the level of widescreen classics
Roseanna Vitro “The Randy Newman Project” Vitro, always a fascinating jazz singer, expands her horizons with her new CD, in which she explores the far-ranging, emotionally diverse musical catalog of Randy Newman. It’s a remarkable album, and the live performance of its selections should make for a compelling musical evening.
Roseanna Vitro, one of my favorite vocalists, sings with a great feeling for jazz. Her readings on major compositions are monumental.
The truth is in your sound and feelings and from the first time I heard and played music with Roseanna Vitro, I was captured by her powerful expression. She’s always been one of my favorite musicians on the scene. Truth Be Told!
Roseanna vitro is a singer of extraordinary depth and passion.
It’s about time that people know Roseanna Vitro, a voice of true tone, one of the great Kahunas!
Roseanna Vitro has always swung her butt off and poured her entire being into each and every song. In a perfect world, she’d be singing all over the world and spreading her passionate energy to the scintillation of millions of people. But hey folks, it’s not too late!”