Jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli steps out in front with her debut CD "In The Company of Friends." This album features a collection of jazz standards with inspiring and imaginative arrangements by pianist/producer Tom Garvin.
A musicians' singer, Denise sizzles with jazz all stars Tom Warrington, Steve Houghton, Clay Jenkins, Bob Sheppard, Andy Martin, Tom Peterson, Brian Scanlon, Brian Kilgore and Peter Woodford.
"I haven't heard such vocal artistry since Irene Kral" -Phil Woods
"Denise Donatelli has teamed up with one of my favorite musicians Tom Garvin and friends and the results are exquisite, to say the least. The lady does it all, but not all at once. Each tune is given a personal reading that reflects the composer, lyricist, arranger and accompanist's intent while retaining her own individuality and identity. All the tunes on this album have been carefully sculpted to show off the brilliant voice that is Miss Donatelli's."
- Phil Woods
"Denise Donatelli possesses that rare combination; sensuous tone, impeccable pitch and great jazz sensibility. She is truly an awesome jazz vocalist!!"
- Tom Scott
"This CD proves that jazz and vocal jazz are alive and well. Denise Donatelli is fabulous!"
- Mark Murphy