Dena DeRose Trio at The Mainstay April 21


Swinging jazz vocalist and pianist Dena DeRose brings her NYC trio The Mainstay! $17 online advance and $20 phone reservation/door.

It’s no small accomplishment to be thought of as “The most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn”, but that’s exactly how Joel Siegel of the Washington City Paper described Dena DeRose. If you want to catch this show, get tickets early, because the room is going to be packed. She not only awes her audiences and music critics with her facility on the piano and her swinging, soothing vocal style but, as Richard Scheinin (San Jose Mercury) aptly put it, “… she exudes joy … what soul!” She has brought her vitality and innovation to performances to some of the biggest names in jazz.

As a recording artist, DeRose has 10 CDs as a leader, all of which have received superior accolades. Her newest release ‘United’ features DeRose’s longtime rhythm section of Martin Wind and Matt Wilson with guests Ingrid Jensen on trumpet and Peter Bernstein on guitar. This CD has garnered excellent reviews by Downbeat, JazzTimes, The New York Record, and many international jazz publications. Allof DeRose’s recordings have received no less than 4 stars from Downbeat and she continues to gain listeners around the globe. Astoundingly, Dena has also found time to hone her skills as a Jazz educator, and in the past was on the adjunct faculty at Manhattan School of Music, NYU, The New School, and was on faculty for 10 years at Prince Claus Conservatoire of Music in Holland. Ms. DeRose is currently tenured as Professor of Jazz Voice at The University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is the friendly informal storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street. It is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall, MD and the surrounding region and is committed to presenting local, regional and national level talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting. Information and advance ticket sales are available on the Mainstay’s website

Upcoming Mainstay performances include:

April 22 Julian Brezon Deep Light Ensemble
April 23 Joe Holt welcomes Karen Somerville
April 28 Ben Price and Cliff City
April 30 Joe Holt welcomes Cody Leavel
May 4 John Thomas Quartet
May 6 Teodora Adzharova
May 7 Joe Holt welcomes Sam Guthridge
May 10 YacineBoulares and Ajoyo
May 18 Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet

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