Rosann Winn Biography
Rosann Winn is a Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Storyteller, Connector, and Instructor based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She's been making and teaching music professionally for more than 20 years. She performs in both the acoustic folk and jazz genres and has appeared in many settings, from solo voice-guitar performances to small combos to lead vocalist with the 20-piece Colorado Swing Big Band. 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. In addition to performing Rosann has also been a private music instructor for the past 20 years, offering lessons in voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, songwriting, and performance technique.
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. She also offers musical keynote presentations & theme concerts covering a variety of topics. 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 music lessons! Thanks for visiting!
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