We are delighted to share Dena DeRose, with you in this episode. Dena is a masterful  jazz singer and pianist, jazz educator and overall wise and very fun person! She’s performed in New York clubs since the early 90’s and played at festivals and concerts throughout the world. 

Dena has worked with Gene Bertoncini, Ray Brown, Jay Clayton, John Clayton, Bruce Forman, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Hamilton, Billy Hart, Bill Henderson, Mark Murphy, Judy Niemack, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Alex Riel, Marvin Stamm, Clark Terry, and Steve Turre, and is the leader on 12 albums, three of which are Grammy nominated. She's recording a new album with Highnote Records in October which will be out in 2020.

Dena is currently professor for Jazz Voice at The University of Music and Performing Arts, in Graz, Austria, where she currently resides. 

We hope you enjoy this episode chock full of Dena’s personal stories, musings, and wisdom, along with useful information, tips for music students, and so much more!

Dena DeRose

Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Stanford Jazz Vocal Program

Birdland Jazz Club 

Bach Dining and Dancing Society

Sheila Jordan

Justin Eggert, Tai Chi and Qigong Master


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