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Written by Scott Yanow “There is no point mincing words; this is a very impressive debut by singer Denise Donatelli. The arrangements by pianist Tom...

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Written by Jim Santella “Denise Donatelli brings the rich texture of her voice and the subtle rhythmic stride of her phrasing to the forum through...

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Written by George Harris “In the current market glut of beautiful female singers, it takes a good deal to stand out in the vocal crowd....

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Written by Doug Ramsey Phil Woods praises her for the musical gifts she has honed despite her lack of formal training. Woods has never been...

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Written by Winthrop Bedford “Donatelli turns an inarguably sublime interpretation… She is true to the melody without being predictable. Her expression is deliberate. Her intonation...

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Written by Christopher Loudon “…blessed with a pure, powerful voice that suggests the rock-solid assurance and keen intelligence of Ann Hampton Callaway tempered with a...

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Written by Phil Woods “Denise Donatelli is a musician´s singer and here she is teamed up with one of my favorite musicians, Tom Garvin, and...

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Written by Nick Mondello “Riches in talent song and swing. Every aspect here is a treasure to appreciate, enjoy and just swallow up. It´s a...

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Written by Christopher Loudon ” ‘What Lies Within’ represents a significant leap forward. boppin’ verve… gorgeously navigates… plunges deeply into the persistent heartbreak…”...

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Written by Marcia Hillman “As the liner notes indicate, Donatelli chooses to “be another instrument.” This approach is reminiscent of Stan Kenton’s work with vocalist...

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Written by George Harris Denise Donatelli with The Josh Nelson Trio@Spazios 08.14.09 “Every singer has a strong point; for some like Ella, it’s relentless swing,...

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Written By John Moser Talking jazz with Denise Donatelli: Singer traces her steps from Allentown to Grammy nomination (February 11th, 2011 – John J. Moser)...

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Written by C. J. Bond It’s rare. But it happens. You’re barreling down the freeway and suddenly out of your car’s sound system pours the...

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Written by Don Heckman JAZZ SONGSTRESS HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES “The first quality that was apparent – was the rich timbre of Donatelli’s voice,...

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Written By Bill Leikam Denise Donatelli and Geoffrey Keezer “Donatelli is quickly becoming one of today’s top jazz vocalists. …one of those voices that will...

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Donatelli began her musical life by studying classical piano, a beginning she now appreciates, as “classical music is the foundation for all genres of music....

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Written by Don Albert “I raved about Denise Donatelli in Financial Mail (July, 2009). She now has a new CD out on Savant named When...

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Written by Andrew Gilbert “With her silky voice, rhythmically supple phrasing and emotionally incisive interpretation of familiar lyrics, Denise Donatelli would stand out on any...

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Written by Grady Harp “Denise Donatelli owns a magnificent voice with a very wide range and is so at home in every style she approaches...

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Written by Grady Harp “Denise Donatelli is definitely up for another Grammy consideration for this superb CD of her stylish, right-in-the-middle-of-perfect vocals on this fully...

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Written by Don Heckman “One of the jazz vocal world’s most eminently listenable talents, Donatelli still doesn’t quite get the attention her superb interpretive talents...

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Written by Don Heckman “Denise Donatelli – With a warm, embracing voice, a solid sense of swing and an intuitive gift for interpretation, Donatelli has...

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Written by Ken Dryden A late bloomer due to her focusing on parenthood and an earlier career with CNN, vocalist Denise Donatelli has continued to...

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Written by Ken Dryden “Jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli is a breath of fresh air in a market seemingly saturated with female singers. Her debut recording...

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