I am a trained soprano with a 3+ octave range. I was trained in opera at the Tulane University Music Dept, in Broadway by NYU's prestigious CAP21 and privately by Marge Rivingston whose clients included Linda Rondstat and Bette Midler.
I am also a trained classical pianist. I don't perform on the piano, but it helps me as a singer to understand harmonies, chord structures and to sight read.
My tracks are mostly jazz standards with some Broadway showtunes, notably from the Broadway shows MACK & MABEL and NINE.
There are a few original songs in the American Songbook style written by George Litto, my father. He wrote a song Louis Armstrong recorded in 1955 called, "MM-MM".
All the arrangements were done by Louis Forestieri, an amazing pianist and arranger who played and arranged for Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and Jack Jones. He also co-wrote some songs with my father, George.
Although there is no pop on this album, I am trained to sing almost anything, and I especially enjoy a song with a memorable melody and complex harmonies like those found in the American Songbook.
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