It all started when...
One day Amanda and me decided to jam and play a couple of tunes together in one of the New School practice rooms. The moment I heard that voice and how it sounded with the guitar I knew that this collaboration had to happen.
Now, before we get to the good stuff, a little bit about Amanda:
Amanda Bellitto is a jazz vocalist based out of NYC/CT. She has studied with, and been mentored by Sheila Jordan, Bill Hall and Nicole Zuraitis. Amanda collaborates with The Harold Zinno Jazz Orchestra as their lead big band vocalist, The Hartford Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Donn Trenner, and the Stratford Community Big Band. She has been active for many years in the CT jazz circuit, leading various duos and quartets. Amanda has had the opportunity to perform with Dave Samuels (as seen w/ Frank Zappa, and Pat Metheny), Liberty DeVitto (as seen w/ Billy Joel).