Deidre Rodman: Vocal Arranger/Producer

I've enjoyed the role of vocal producer/arranger on two very cool projects. One is a movie with Audrey Tatou and Jennifer Tilly which was released overseas, called Nowhere to Go but Up. You can see the video, which uses the vocal track I produced, here. The song was co-written by me and Roy Nathanson, with help from Brad Jones. The girls were great in the studio and it was a fantastic opportunity for me to hone my producer skills.

More recently, I produced/arranged vocals on a session for Lindsay Sullivan's new record Long Road Home. The song is "Christine", which can be found on Lindsay's MySpace page.

Co-Pilot

I'm excited about my new project, Co-Pilot, with fellow "pilots" Rob Jost and Rob Di Pietro. We're writing and rehearsing lots of new material, coming soon to a club near you!

PIANO GODDESSES, UNITE!

THE LASCIVIOUS BIDDIES

Ila Cantor, guitar/vocals
Deidre Rodman, piano/melodica/vocals
Lee Ann Westover, lead vocals
Saskia Sunshine Lane, bass/vocals


Cute gals playing original music in the "cocktail pop" genre. What does that mean? It means lots of harmonies, original tunes, unconventional arrangements of standards-to-be, Biddy Buddies, and a hell of a lot of fun. Weve been featured on CBS News, in a Chili's commercial, and on Cash Cab, among other things. The Biddies' 3 albums, Biddi-luxe!, Get Lucky, and Love You Mean It, plus their live DVD, are available at the Biddies' website or at CDbaby.com.





IN other news: I'm starting a workshop for women who've always wanted to play piano but never quite got around to it, or for those who play but would like to overcome fears and improve their playing/songwriting skills. If interested, please email deidre@deidrerodman.com.

TWIN FALLS

IF YOU HAVEN'T BOUGHT MY RECORD WITH STEVE SWALLOW YET...

Twin Falls

Twin Falls is my duo record for Sunnyside with jazz bassist Steve Swallow. Doing a duo record was a bit scary because it's very exposing, but Steve made it easy.


PAST PROJECTS:

THE DEIDRE RODMAN QUINTET
Tony Malaby, tenor/soprano sax
Russ Johnson, trumpet
Bob Bowen, bass
Mark Ferber, drums

This jazz quintet was together for several years. Although we're not currently gigging, I'm hoping to create a podcast which features live tracks from past tours. We've done two records together. The first one, Sun is Us, also showcases Loren Stillman on alto sax and Ari Hoenig on drums. Our second album, Simple Stories, features Luciana Souza (and the Neighborhood School children's choir!) on vocals.


ROY NATHANSON'S
FIRE AT KEATON'S BAR AND GRILL

This project was the brainchild of Roy Nathanson. In short, it's a theme concert/album (out on Six Degrees Records) involving a fire at everybody's favorite bar and grill. The cast is large: Debbie Harry plays the bartender, Elvis Costello is the narrator, Nancy King is the bar wise woman,etc. We played several live versions of the show in New York and Europe. The project is really cool and I'm proud to have been a part of it.
To purchase this record, go here:
http://www.sixdegreesrecords.com/artists/nathanson/index.htm


DARIUS DEHAAS
SINGS THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN

Darius is an amazing singer who is extremely committed to bringing the vocal music of Billy Strayhorn to the public. We debuted this show in 2000 at the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center to packed houses and excellent reviews, and followed with successful shows at Arci's Place and Joe's Pub. I was the musical director as well as the pianist for this project and was both honored and humbled by the experience. Our album, Daydream, is available on PS Classics. (It won the 2002 Bistro Award for Recording of the Year)

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