Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rose Kingsley Sparkels At LA's Catalina Jazz Club

Jim Di Julio and Rose Kingsley

Rose Kingsley, Jim Di Julio, Jim Di Julio Jr., Steve Alaniz

Rose Kingsley

Steve Alaniz

Jim Di Julio Jr.

Bob Corwin

Jim Di Julio




Opera great, Rose Kingsley made her debut at the historic Catalina Jazz Club in LA.  Welcomed by a large and supportive audience, Rose responded with a wonderful Jazz vocal performance of some of the best songs out of the "Great American Songbook".  Rose is relatively new singing Jazz vocals but she has her own unique style that is unlike most of the Jazz singers on the scene today.   As a result of her Opera training,  Rose approaches each song and each lyric with great understanding and emotion.  She never just sings words, she tells wonderful stories with every ounce of emotion in her body.  Rose also never holds anything back, she sings perfectly with reckless abandonment that is seldom seen with other singers.   Even though Rose has years of singing experience, she has thrown herself into perfecting her Jazz vocal chops in the belief that she add something new to the great songs of the past for her audiences.

Rose is not the kind of singer that you can hear sing one song and fall in love with.  Her style takes some getting use to but I can assure that after you listen to her sing her first handful of songs, you will fall in love with her.  She is a wonderful performer in addition to being a wonderful singer!

Rose also is savvy enough to make sure she has only the very best musicians supporting her performances.  Tonight, she brought in the great pianist,  Bob Corwin. along with Jim Di Julio on Bass playing his newly acquired 18th century Bass,  Sax great, Steve Alaniz played Tenor and Soprano Sax and Jim Di Julio Jr. was on Drums.  These talented musicians were sensation tonight playing a supporting role for Rose and providing excellent solos when called.

I have attached an iPhone video of Rose performing "Come Rain or Come Shine" that I published on my "YouTube" page.




















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