Cambridge, Mass.—Dena DeRose, “the most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn” (Joel Siegel, Washington City Paper), will be in residence at Harvard University Oct. 31–Nov. 5, 2016, sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and Harvard Jazz Bands (Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors). In addition to working and rehearsing with the Harvard Jazz Bands, DeRose will visit classes and participate in two events open to the public:
- Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 4 pm: A Conversation with Dena DeRose, moderated by Callie Crossley, host of “Under the Radar” on WGBH-FM. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard, Cambridge. Presented by Learning From Performers. Admission free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.
- Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at 8 pm: Celebrating Women in Jazz: Dena DeRose in Concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands, Lowell Hall, Kirkland and Oxford Streets, Cambridge. Tickets $10, students and seniors $5, through the Harvard Box Office at Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., boxoffice.harvard.edu, 617-496-2222. A number of tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to start time.
Dena DeRose has accumulated an impressive list of performance credits at clubs and in concert halls in the U.S. and abroad, and performed and recorded with such greats as Ray Brown, Clark Terry, Marian McPartland, Benny Golson, John Scofield, Phil Woods, Rufus Reid and and many others. As a recording artist, she has 11 CDs as a leader to her credit, all of which have received superior accolades: Cadence Magazine gave DeRose both its Album of the Year and Best Vocal Jazz Album awards for her Sharp Nine releases “Another World” and “I Can See Clearly Now”; “A Walk In The Park,” on the MaxJazz label, received three Grammy Award nominations; and “Live at Jazz Standard, Volumes 1 & 2” also garnered Grammy nods.