Rosann Winn Biography

Rosann Winn is a Singer-Songwriter, Jazz Vocalist, Guitarist, Pianist, Storyteller, Connector, and Instructor based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 1999 she has been writing, recording, publishing, performing, and teaching music. She is passionate about fostering connection through music and the arts and truly believes in the beauty, healing, and empowerment offered to individuals and groups through creativity and personal expression. She books music performances in solo, duo, and small combo format in the acoustic folk and jazz genres. She also offers musical keynote presentations & theme concerts covering a variety of topics. Rosann's latest album, Gift, was released in March 2020 on her Set It Free Music label. In addition to performing music Rosann is currently offering virtual music instruction in voice, guitar, piano, ukulele, songwriting, and performance technique and is developing a menu of online group workshops. 

Over the past 20 years Rosann has performed in many settings, from solo voice-guitar performances, to small combos, to 14 years spent as lead vocalist with the 20-piece Colorado Swing Big Band. Her music adds unique ambiance to personal events and gatherings and fosters a heartfelt connection among groups and individuals. She shares stories of love, loss, hope, faith, and belief with a humble heart, drawing from life experiences of marriage, raising daughters, losing parents, being a caregiver, and staying positive through the highs and lows of the journeys of life.

Rosann's vocal style has been described as smooth, light, and melodic. Her original songs and the jazz and acoustic music she presents share stories of love, loss, hope, faith, and belief. Rosann describes her mission as "creating, performing, and sharing music to encourage, uplift, and inspire." 

Rosann has self-released four recordings on her Set It Free Music label - her debut "Looking Back", "An Acoustic Collection", "Wish & Smile", and her latest album "Gift" released in March 2020. Rosann's song "Not Alone" was included on the Fort Collins Rocks Local Music Compilation-Volume 2, "Looking Back" was featured on the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County Compilation #1, and Rosann recorded the song "The Very Thought of You" for use in the Pathways Hospice theatre production of Tuesdays with Morrie. She was also featured on three vocal tracks for an album of swing era favorites recorded by the Colorado Swing Big Band at the University of Northern Colorado recording studios. Currently Rosann is working on promoting her new album, Gift, and writing and recording additional new original music.

Rosann is originally from Minnesota, where she was a member of the Rochester, MN pop/folk duo Take 2, with guitarist Dave Carr, and sang with the Choral Arts Ensemble, a 40-voice auditioned choir. Over the past two plus decades of making music Rosann has shared the stage with many musicians from the classical, folk and jazz genres, and was the featured female vocalist with the Colorado Swing Big Band for 14 years. She was a co-leader of the contemporary worship band at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Fort Collins for 10 years and continues there as a member and musician.

Rosann is currently booking performances in Fort Collins and the surrounding region as a solo, duo and combo group artist performing an eclectic blend of original folk, jazz standards, and acoustic music. Her music adds a unique ambiance to personal events and gatherings, and fosters a heartfelt connection among groups and individuals. Rosann has performed music for community concert series and festivals, country clubs and corporate events, weddings and private events, senior living communities, restaurants, wineries, and coffeehouses. Contact her today to add live music to your next event! Or contact her to learn more about starting your own musical journey through virtual private or group music lessons! Thanks for visiting!

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