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Observatory North Park
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
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3.2 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from favod

Enjoyed the evening mostly but would have liked Denise to have been showcased as the main focus. There was too much time spent going off on individual instrumental tangents. I would have preferred to have listened to some "old standards" type...continued

reviewed Jul 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

This was my first time hearing Denise Donatelli. She was amazing. I stayed for the first set. I would rather see her with a back-up band rather than a band of all-starts that cut into her singing time. That was a bummer for me. Also, the North...continued

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Review from William P.

Event was listed as Donatelli singing standards with backup, but she was actually the vocalist for what turned out to be a modern jazz group, so shared time with all players; not a lot of her singing and not many standards (Two?) But I have the...continued

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Part of the Jazz in North Park Series

Presented by Holly Hofmann and Lyric Opera San Diego

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Denise Donatelli was drenched in music from an early age. She has performed in jazz clubs and jazz festivals across the country. Her first CD, In the Company of Friends, was released in 2005 on the Jazzed Media label and her 2008 release, What Lies Within, on the Savant Records label, debuted on the National Jazz Week Chart at #15 and peaked at #11. Her upcoming release with pianist and composer/arranger Geoffrey Keezer, is scheduled for an spring 2010 release.

Geoffrey Keezer, no stranger to San Diego where he now resides, is an immensely talented pianist who, at 17, joined the great Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, then went on to perform with Art Farmer, Ray Brown, Christian McBride, Jim Hall and countless others. His own projects cover a wide range of musical expression from acoustic jazz to electronica to diverse world-music collaborations including his 2009 Grammy-nominated CD Aurea. Joining the quartet for this performance is San Diego’s favorite guitarist, Peter Sprague.

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