Soloist, Rosena, has performed at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, Teatro di Massimo Symphony in Palermo, Sicily, Teatro di Lirico Symphony in Sardegna, Memphis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Florida Sunshine Pops, Long Island Philharmonic,Sarasota Symphony and Cape Cod Symphony. On Broadway, Rosena performed Come Fly Away (Featured Vocalist); Color Purple (Church Lady) with Fantasia; Monty Python’s Spamalot (Lady of the Lake) with Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, Hank Azaria, Christopher Sieber; Imaginary Friends (Mrs. Stillman) with Swoosie Kurtz and Cherry Jones; Oklahoma 2002 revival (Ellen) with Patrick Wilson, Andrea Martin and Shuler Hensley; Riverdance on Broadway (Amanzi soloist); Marie Christine (Ophelia) with Audra McDonald and Vivian Reed; and Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend). The 1st National tour of Ragtime (Sarah.) Off- Broadway includes Cotton Club Parade (trio) at City Center with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Lost in the Stars (Mrs. Mckezie) at City Center; and Tin Pan Alley Rag (Monisha, Miss Lee, the Librarian and Nedda). Regional credits include And the World Goes Round (Women 1) at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Man Of La Mancha (Aldonza) at White Plains Performing Arts Center, Baby (Pam) at Papermill Playhouse, Dreamgirls (Michelle) at San Jose Repertory Theatre, Sacramento’s California Musical Theatre , Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and North Carolina Theater; Lucky Stiff (Dominique du Monaco) at the York theatre,; Imaginary Friends (soloist) at the Globe Theatre; and Aint’ Misbehavin (Armelia) at Playhouse on the Green. Internationally with Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers & Band (featured soloist) touring in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Hungary and the Netherlands.
A native of Sarasota, Florida, Rosena’s debut CD If You Believe, combines the styles of jazz, gospel, and show tunes in honor of her late father. Rosena and her husband, Grammy award winning trombonist, Jason Jackson, lead the jazz ensemble Jack&Hill Music. They perform original compositions, arrangements of jazz, standards and the American songbook.
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