Angela DeNiro,jazz vocalist, voiceover artist, and composer, is a native New Yorker. In addition to Angela's jazz singing and scatting abilities, she has also done extensive studio work, with various jingles to her credit. She is currently performing with saxophonist husband Ron Aprea. Their quintet includes Angela scatting along with Ron's alto saxophone. Angela is also featured with Ron's 16-piece Big Band, performing at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, and Trumpets Jazz Club in New Jersey. Ms. DeNiro has also appeared at the Rainbow Room, and in major concerts and festivals. She was a GTE Giants of Jazz at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, where she and Ron Aprea performed with the Kenny Barron Trio, and with Lionel Hampton and his Big Band, to exuberant audiences that exceeded ten thousand. Angela joined jazz greats such as Freddie Cole Ethel Ennis, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, and Ernestine Anderson, in helping to musically celebrate Lionel Hampton's 90th birthday. That summer season culminated with a exuberant concert at Planting Fields Arboretum in New York, where Angela and Ron were again featured with Lionel Hampton's Big Band.
Angela and Ron also headlined les Nuits du Jazz Festival, in Nantes France, and were featured with the Cote Ouest Big Band, under the direction of Jean-Phillipe Vidal. Full performance segments can be seen on Youtube...and view a compilation on the Music Videos page.
Angela and her husband, Ron Aprea, co-hosted a weekly jazz radio show on WSHR, 91.9 FM, New York for two years. Their show, Rush-Hour Rendezvous, featured the music of jazz greats old and new, as well as interesting conversation and interviews with legendary jazz artists. In 2001,Angela performed on BET-TV's "Jazz Discovery" competition, whose panel of judges included jazz legend Chick Corea...Angela won first prize! Ms. DeNiro was featured on jazz flutist Jan Leder's album, Nonchalant, and can be heard scatting on jazz vocalist Mark Murphy's Links album, released in 2001 on the High Note Label, on a track entitled "Lady's In Love". Angela can also be heard on Second Floor Music's Sing Jazz, and on the final track of Ron Aprea's album, Ron Aprea Pays Tribute to John Lennon. Angela currently guest-host the cable TV show, "Ginger New York" along with Ron Aprea, interviewing jazz legends Sheila Jordan, Kenny Ascher, and Marlene VerPlank.
Visit the CD page to hear cuts from Angela's 3 albums. Her first was Just For the Fun Of It,with the Ron Aprea Orchestra. Her recording, Swingin' With Legends, was entered for 8 GRAMMY nominations.In addition to the star-studded Ron Aprea Big Band, this recording featured legendary jazz greats Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, and Lew Tabackin.
On Ms. DeNiro's third album, she is joined by Ron Aprea (alto sax and flute) and a sizzling rhythm section comprised of pianist Cecilia Coleman, bassist Tim Givens, and Jim Young on drums. Trumpeter Don Sickler, trombonist Scott Whitfield, and strings (led by Matt Aprea) round out two of the cuts on the album.
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