I rent studio’s in Manhattan, NY. and I teach privately in my home in Warren, NJ. NJCU and NJPAC on location. I tour and give workshops on the road also. On my website, I have listed all of the countries I have presented jazz ear training, history, concerts and workshops for opera singers, theater singers and all singers interested to learn more about America’s classic art form. My goals are to see great vocal jazz programs in the best colleges in the USA. Better musicianship and healthy singing with soul is my goal.
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Roseanna Vitro was born into a family of southern gospel singers in Arkansas and blessed with an Italian father who loved opera and the "Rat Pack". I've been singing since I was four years old in every possible capacity and style. Lucky to be nurtured and adopted into the jazz community in Houston, Texas in 1973 by Ray Sullenger and I never looked back. I love good singers. In 1998 Ed Joffe, music chair at NJCU in Jersey City asked me to design a vocal jazz program and my teaching career began. Twelve albums later and tours around the world, I am delighted to discover and be a part of Jeannie LoVetri's legion of followers and fans after completing Level I & II at Shenandoah this week. RoseannaRoseanna Vitro received a 2011 Grammy Nomination in the Vocal Jazz category for her Motema debut, "The Music of Randy Newman". She is a creative storyteller who sings jazz like she means it, understands lyrics & knows how to caress a melody and, most of all, swings like mad" -Denver Post• A U.S. Jazz Ambassador (sponsored by the U.S. State Dept. and The Kennedy Center & Jazz at Lincoln Center), -Masterclasses and Concerts in 2004 & 2009.• Twelve critically acclaimed recordings for Motéma Music, Telarc, Concord, Challenge and Half Note Records.• Inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame, with Bob Dorough and John Stubblefield, 1998.• Chair of the Vocal Jazz Department at the New Jersey City University (NJCU), 1998-current; faculty member of the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 2000-current.• Headlined at jazz's most prestigious venues, including The Blue Note and Lincoln Center in New York, and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Currently touring and presenting workshops worldwide.