Biography

With late husband, jazz impresario

and pianist, TV and motion picture

composer, broadway conductor and

longtime collaborator, Mitch Kerper, Ann

co-wrote and performed "America" for

the Statue of Liberty Centennial

Celebration, which was covered by

ABC-TV on Liberty Weekend, July

1986. Released on SPI Discs in

1986, “America” was written as a

piece that reflects a new national pride

and reflects her deep feelings for her country from the perspective of a world traveler. This highly emotional portrait is a perfect showcase of Anello’s unique talent to communicate universal ideas to audiences everywhere.

 

As a songwriter, Ann is in much demand for broadcasts across television and has written theme songs and background music for CBS's Guiding Light, ABC's One Life to Live, NBC's Another World and the CBS world premier movie “Indefensible" (The Truth About Edward Brannigan) starring Brian Dennehy and Lynn Redgrave. She also wrote and performed “Connie” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the legendary Connie Francis in recognition of her “Lifetime Achievement Award” December 2010.

 

Major show business names have been impressed with Ann's extraordinary talent. The list of celebrities she has performed with reads like a Who' s Who of American entertainment and include Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Andy Garcia, Robert Klein, Sammy Cahn, Aidan Quinn, Neil Sedaka, Dion, Carly Simon, Cary Grant, Frankie Valli, Lloyd Price, and Oscar Peterson, among many others.


As a singer, performer and songwriter, Ann Anello is a phenomenon.  Major publications  including The New York Times, have praised Ann as "A major talent; bright, positive and with a voice that is merely this side of marvelous."  But perhaps this quote taken from famed critic Rex Reed (New York Observer) best sums up the masterful artistry of this versatile singing diva extraordinaire - "A bombshell who sings in Cinemascope, her voice can rise, soar and quiver with thrilling versatility. THIS GIRL IS GOING PLACES!"  

 

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