Deanna Reuben | Jazz Vocalist & Songwriter
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Deanna Reuben, concert vocalist and recording artist, has become one of the finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook working today.
To date, she
has recorded four albums, the latest being a lively jazz holiday recording entitled Christmas Is Here, released in 2013.
A member of The Recording Academy, Deanna was the sole producer of this album, which also features some of Philadelphia's finest jazz musicians to compliment her impeccable vocals.
In 2012, Deanna
third album, The Very Thought Of You.
Aside from her vocal talents, Reuben is an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, voice teacher, and choral director.
young life, growing up in Berks County, Pennsylvania, was not always easy, as she
was raised mostly by a single working mother and grandmother.
They struggled to make ends meet, and pay for voice and piano lessons.
still has fond memories of her
Wurlitzer spinet piano where she
grandmother would spend lots of time playing and singing hymns together.
music was what brought her
joy, when everything else in life was turned upside down.
was singing all throughout high school, winning competitions and garnering solo spots.
Marrying quite young, by today's standards, Deanna
was blessed with two beautiful daughters.
When the girls were toddlers, she decided to finish her college degree, graduating from Alvernia College, now Alvernia University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
A long-time fan of the great American songbook, Reuben
began to find this new voice amongst ballads from the golden era of Broadway and from such composers of Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, Frank Loesser and Michel Legrand.
doesn't so much sing to a crowd as engage in a musical dialogue, with a voice that's been compared to Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall and Astrud Gilberto.
also maintains a voice and piano studio in Berks County, PA.
A long standing member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she is currently developing a vocal course for seniors, designed to teach healthy vocal techniques to keep them singing into their 60's and beyond.
derives great joy from producing and performing benefit concerts for non-profit organizations.
has raised upwards of $16,000 in a single concert, and knows what it takes to produce a successful event.
Giving back to her community isn't something new for her, and she currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Alvernia University, and the Board of the Reading Symphony Orchestra.
Reuben has shown an ability to combine the lyricism of Puccini with the panache of a stage performer and a personality and vulnerability that are innate, creating a near-perfect musical conduit for personal connections with her audience.
has a tremendous sense of style and vocal talent, and the ability to interpret and convey songs with an authenticity and heart that is real.
also has an incredibly lyric voice and a warmth of tone that combine to create an earthy beauty that is compelling.
It is that sense of personal veracity, however, that touches an audience, whether from the stage or through a set of speakers.
may not be a household name.
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