Rose's Biography

​Fresh off her New York City debut at the legendary Feinstein’s/54 Below, jazz vocalist Rose Colella has released her much-anticipated album, "Cocktail" to sold-out audiences and global acclaim.  Recently featured in The New York Times,The Chicago Tribune & The Chicago Sun-Times, Rose has also received mention in All About Jazz, JAZZIZ, NPR's A Blog Supreme & LA Jazz Scene, describing her as “elegantly tipsy,” “pure seduction,” “cooly coquettish” & “beautiful and inviting.

Rose currently performs regularly at Chicago's top jazz clubs, including The Jazz Showcase & The Green Mill, alongside the city's finest jazz musicians, as well as for corporate events and weddings.  Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930s vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band.  Rose & Lola were recently featured in The New York Times, with a story detailing Rose’s career as a jazz vocalist in Chicago, inspired by Lola’s career as a jazz vocalist in New York City. In addition to performing, Rose also holds the position Music Department Chair at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she teaches Jazz Voice & Piano, and she has also recently taught jazz master classes at Northwestern University & Roosevelt University.