Guest vocalist Barbara Rosene and pianist Dave Powers present a jazz vocal master class in Weigel Hall, Room 174. This class directly follows the Jazz Lab Ensemble concert. Both events are free and open to the public.
Barbara Rosene has built an unequalled reputation for interpreting the great music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. In her established career she has shared stages with jazz icons, performing internationally with The Harry James Orchestra, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks, Les Paul at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club and The Woody Allen Band at The Carlyle Hotel. She also directs her own New Yorkers and appears as guest artist with orchestras and in festivals across the world. She has played such venues as The Iridium, Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Night Town (Cleveland), Blues Alley (DC), The Arizona Music Festival, Jazz Amarinois, and The Hotel Villa Flori, Lake Como. Ms. Rosene has been featured on Judy Carmichael’s NPR program ”Jazz Inspired”, and recently on NPR’s “Hot Jazz Saturday Night.” She has been recognized by Backstage Magazine (Bistro Award, 2006), Jazz Improv Magazine, and is featured in Scott Yanow’s Great Jazz Singers. Barbara Rosene’s CDs include releases on the Blues Back, Arbor’s and Azica labels.