With Latin Lovers
Dennise Neill is a native to southern California. She began her singing career in glee clubs and church choirs. As a youth she wrote and produced plays, recieving awards on a reginol level. A diverse and energetic individual, Dennise studied drama, music, writing and science. Dennise received a degree as a registered nurse, but continued her love of the arts as a music composition major, specializing in atonal orchestra music. As a passionate classical flute player, she enjoyed solos in college bands, and playing by ear with multiple local pop groups. Life changed for Dennise eighteen years ago, when she walked through the doors of the Dana Point Wine Cafe and discovered straight ahead jazz. After studying classical voice with Kathy Allen for two years, she continued her studies with jazz vocalist Bruce Brown for another three years. Her contagious energy and enthusiasm, drew her close to some of the best jazz performers around, including her collaborating friend, trumpeter Ron Stout and Saxophonist Jerry Pinter. Dennise has been performing as a vocalist for the past sixteen years. Her love of song stimulated the development of multilingual endeavors, which includes Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian. 'Language is Music,' says Dennise, 'Each language has it's own special sounds. Studying these languages with native speakers, has brought me many new friends, and much cultural understanding. The one true world language is music, and I am Happy to have pursued this direction in life.'