Ms. DeNiro was the featured opening act at the Seaford Jazz Festival, performing with jazz great Bobby Forrester, and was featured with the Dennis Wilson "All-Star Big Band", whose roster included Jerome Richardson, Benny Powell, Ray Mosca, Earl May, Ron Aprea, Jimmy Owens, and Spanky Davis. She has performed at the Rainbow Room, and many major New York hotels, and was frequently found rattling the walls at Long Island's favorite jazz club, Sonny's Place.
Angela DeNiro's first CD, Just for the Fun of It, with the Ron Aprea Orchestra (16 piece band) was released in 1994, and its success led to her 1997 recording, Swingin’ With Legends. Legends had eight Grammy nomination entries. In addition to the star-studded Ron Aprea Big Band, this recording featured legendary jazz greats Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, and Lew Tabakin.
Angela DeNiro was featured as a GTE Giants of Jazz at the 1998 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, where she and Ron Aprea performed with the Kenny Barron Trio, and with Lionel Hampton and his Big Band, to enthusiastic audiences that exceeded ten thousand. Angela and Ron 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. The summer season culminated with a concert at Planting Fields Arboretum in Locust Valley, New York. Angela and Ron were again featured with Lionel Hampton's Big Band, where her performance was greeted with a standing ovation from exuberant fans.
Ms. DeNiro has been a guest on other CDs as well. She was featured on jazz flutist Jan Leder's album, Nonchalant, and also gave a cameo performance on jazz vocalist Mark Murphy's CD, Links, released in 2001 on the High Note Label. Angela DeNiro can also be heard on Second Floor Music's Sing Jazz, a unique jazz vocal repertory songbook.
Angela DeNiro 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 conversations and interviews with legendary jazz artists. In January 2001, Angela performed on BET-TV. This nationally televised program, Jazz Discovery, featured vocal and instrumental jazz artists in competition. The panel of three judges included jazz legend Chick Corea...Angela, with Ron’s band, won first prize! http://ronaprea.com
Ms. DeNiro's third album, My Shining Hour, was released in August 2005. It features a composition written by her husband saxophonist/
In 2007, Angela and Ron headlined les Nuits du Jazz Festival in Nantes, France, where they were featured with the Cote Ouest Big Band, under the direction of Jean-Phillipe Vidal. Two nights of performances were video taped, and segments of the show can be seen on YouTube. On stage with Ron and Angela for a special cameo performance…
Matt Aprea, now an Eastman graduate, again joined Angela and Ron in 2012 at the Abbey Theatre in Orlando, where they were featured for two nights of high-energy music.
Angela and Ron perform in the greater New York area with both their quartet and Ron’s big band, which is featured regularly at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, New Jersey. Ms. DeNiro is currently putting material together for her next album.
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channel 1.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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