Denise Donatelli is one of today’s premiere jazz vocalists, alternating between jazz and adult contemporary with ease. Her last three (out of five) consecutive albums have received four GRAMMY® nominations, including her latest nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her most recent album “Find A Heart”
Described as a “musicianʼs singer” by the late saxophonist Phil Woods, Donatelli was raised on the East Coast and has been trained as a classical pianist. She turned to singing jazz and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she immediately found a home in the community of well-respected musicians.
Denise has headlined in recent years at Jazz At Lincoln Center, has performed at numerous jazz festivals and universities across the country where she has conducted vocal master classes. Her innate musicianship and pure tone have won her spots singing for television episodes of The Simpsons and numerous TV promos including Turner Classic Movies.