Judith Ames
, vocalist
Jazz standards
Songs in many languages
Rocky Tatarelli,
Tenor Saxophonist Extraordinaire

judithames@gmail.com; rockytatarelli@yahoo.com
775-225-1071;  775-530-4989

              


 
                                  
 

Judith's tunes:
 
    Jazz, blues, and ragtime standards:

 
          Italian: "Godfather" theme, Torna a Sorrento, Santa Lucia, Anema e core, O Marie & more
           Spanish: Sabor a mi, Historia de un amor, Esperame en el cielo, Besame mucho, Perfidia & many, many more
   French: C'est si bon, La vie en rose, Les feuilles mortes, La mer & more
   Portuguese: Ipanema, Corcorvado, Desafinado, Meditation, Manha de Carnaval, & more.
   
April to June, 2015 -- partial list of dates
 
         Fridays and Saturday nights: Rocky with Craig &Terri at Glen Eagle in Carson, 6:30-10:30 pm. 
 Jazz, blues, Latin, pop--"danceable" tunes. 3
700 N. Carson St. (far north end of Carson City--first Carson exit).
    
    Weds., April 1. 
7:30-10:30 pm. Judith & Rocky host the open jazz jam at the new Sassafras.  
                 With Peter Supersano on keys and Bill Heise on drums.           
                 1500 Old Hot Springs Road, Carson City (just east of the #41 exit on 395).$5.00 cover
        Tues., April 7. 2:00-3:00 pm. Judith, Rocky, and Peter play jazz and Latin standards at the Fountains
                 1920 Harvard Way, Reno. Sierra Arts Foundation Eldercare concert.
        Mon., April 27. 2:00-3:00 pm. 
Five Star Premium Residence. Judith, Rocky, and Peter play jazz and Latin standards.
                 320l Plumas Street, Reno. 
        Fri., May 22. 3:30-4:30 pm. 
MorningStar Residence. Judith, Rocky, and Peter play jazz and Latin standards.
                 2360 Wingfield Hills Rd., Sparks. 
        Mon., May 25 (Memorial Day). 2:00 pm. Carson Plaza. 2120 E. Long St. Carson City.
                 Judith, Rocky and Peter play a little jazz, along with some special Memorial Day music.
        Weds., May 27. 7:30-10:30 pm. Judith & Rocky host the open jazz jam at the new Sassafras.  
                 1500 Old Hot Springs Road, Carson City (just east of the #41 College Pkwy exit on 395). $5.00 cover
       

July and August, 2015 -- partial list of dates
        Friday and Saturday nights: Rocky with Craig &Terri at Glen Eagle in Carson, 6:30-10:30 pm. 
                 
3700 N. Carson St. (far north end of Carson City--first Carson exit).
 Jazz, blues, Latin, pop--"danceable" tunes. 3
700 N. Carson St. (far north end of Carson City--first Carson exit).
        
Thurs., July 2. 7:00-8:30 pm. ARTOWN! Twilight Jazz at the Sundance. 
                Sundance Books and Music. 121 California Av., Reno. Judith, Rocky, and Peter. sundancebookstore.com
 
        
Sun., July 5. Jazz Brunch at Chez Louie. Inside the Nevada Museum of Art. 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. 
                160 W. Liberty St., Reno. 775-329-3393.
      Tues., July 7. 2:00-3:00 pm. Judith, Rocky, and Peter play jazz and Latin standards at the Fountains,
                1920 Harvard Way, Reno. Sierra Arts Foundation Eldercare concert.
        Fri., July 24. 3:30-4:30 pm. Judith, Rocky, and Peter play jazz and Latin standards at MorningStar Residence. 
                 2360 Wingfield Hills Rd., Sparks. 

        Aug. 7 to 23. Sat., Aug. 2.  JAZZ AND BEYOND FESTIVAL!  Dates and venues to be announced.
    
    
Weds., Aug. 12. 2:00-3:00 pm. Judith, Rocky and Peter at Reno Valley. 1155 Beech Street, Reno. Sierra Arts Foundation.
                Eldercare concert.
        Sat.-Sun., several July & August dates TBA. Rocky Tatarelli & Mick Valentino at Alpine Resort, Bear Valley, CA 
  
        
       

  

     Brief bio of Judith Ames 
           
Originally from Milwaukee, Judith has always had a passion for music, from playing classical piano, French horn, and folk guitar in days gone by, to her many years as a church organist,and most recently, as an up-and-coming jazz singer. A longtime UNR Spanish professor (under her original name, Judith Ames Whitenack), she was inspired some years ago by the great Detroit saxophonist Rocky Tatarelli to develop her vocal skills.

            During the last ten she has been performing in Reno and Carson City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Milwaukee, and Madrid, with Rocky Tatarelli (now her husband), and a rotating group of the best jazz musicians in the area. Judith favors jazz standards from the 1930s and 1940s, vocal versions of jazz tunes from the 1950s and 1960s, and a variety of Latin tunes, which she sings in the original Spanish and Portuguese. She also sings in French and Italian.

            Some of her recent gigs include Reno and Sparks: Nevada Museum of Art--Sunday Jazz Brunch; “First Thursday;” ARTOWN--Reno Little Theater, Sierra Arts, Park Place, Wild River Grille, Anna's Mexican Grill, Daughters Café; Concerts in the Gallery (Sierra Arts), Cascades of the Sierra, Bonaventure, Park Place, Premier Residence, Anchors on the Marina, Louisiana Jazz Kitchen, Alterra Wynwood, Monaco Ridge, The Villas of Sparks, The Arbors, Sky Peaks, Atria at Summit Ridge; UNR: L-Cubed series, Hispanic Culture Week, Latin American Poetry and Music series, Annual Awards Day; Carson City area: Plan: b Microlounge, Carson Jazz Festival, Carson Valley Inn, Carson Plaza, and Sierra Place, among others. 
            CONTACT INFO: judithames@gmail.com  775-225-1071.

Brief bio of Rocky Tatarelli.

          Legendary tenor sax soloist and composer Rocky Tatarelli originally hails from Detroit, where as a young man he made a major name for himself in the very competitive jazz and popular music world there, performing live and also appearing on more than 30 CDs, and playing with such greats as Louis Hayes, George Bohannon, Joe Messina, Roosevelt Brown, Markus Belgrave, Bobby Anderson, Orthea Barnes, George Chambly, The Chisel Brothers (1990 "Rhythm and Blues Group of the Year"), Bobby Cook, Kenny Cox, Frank Tatarelli, Martin Fierro (of Santana and the Grateful Dead), and many, many others.

            For many years he lived and performed in the San Francisco Bay area and in Los Angeles. In 2006 he settled in Reno, NV, where he plays with the best musicians in the area, and in 2007 was elected Tahoe “Musician of the Year.” Besides many private events, he has played at a wide variety of local venues, including recent gigs in Reno: Harrah’s, the Wild River Grille, Reno Auto Museum, Silver Legacy, El Dorado, Nevada Museum of Art, ARTOWN (various venues); in Carson City:  Plan: b Microlounge (inside Sassafras), Gleneagle, the Nugget, the Carson Jazz Festival, Carson Station, Carson Mall; Carson Valley Inn (Minden); Lake Tahoe: The Horizon, Fresh Ketch, Harrah’s, Cal-Neva, Montbleu; Sparks: the Farmers Market and the Nugget, as well as Moody’s in Truckee and many private performances, including many fundraisers and benefits.   

            Among the great local musicians he has played with regularly are Craig Fletcher & Teri Campillo, John & Cherie Shipley, Tony Cataldo, Peter Supersano, Chuck Hughes, Neil Strocchio, Tony Savage, Jeff Bond, Andy Heglund, Dennis Steele, Paul January, Joe McKenna, Corky Bennett, Scot Marshall, Phil Jerome, Chuck DiLaura, Gerry Genuario, Dave Kubin, Bob Greenwood, Bill Heise, Hans Halt, Mick Valentino, Terry Scott, Mike Mayhall, Kyle Rothchild, Paul Covarelli, Eric Finkelstein, Jimmy Vermilion, Mauro DiGioia, various members of the “Reno Jazz Syndicate,” and of course Judith Ames and numerous other area vocalists, as well as the terrific musicians who show up regularly at the Plan: b open jam sessions, which he and Judith host once a month.
           
CONTACT INFO:
rockytatarelli@yahoo.com  775-530-4989.

      

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