Dena DeRose, piano/vocals; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Peter Barshay, bass; Akira Tana, drums
In 2000, Terry Teachout of the New York Times wrote, "Dena DeRose sings jazz as if she had been at it her whole life long, and then some." Dena’s energetic, swinging, piano is the perfect accompaniment to her nuanced vocal phrasing. She was named by Downbeat's Critic's Poll as 2002, 2003 and 2006's "Artist Deserving Wider Recognition," and All About Jazz awarded her Best Jazz Album of 2007.
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Added by Stanford Jazz Festival on June 24, 2008