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Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band, or symphony, Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage. One critic says, “Daniels’ voice has a hypnotic quality, delivering an impressive range that gives the romantic songs and verse of 50 years ago new life and raw emotion.”

Though Dee has a B.A. Degree in Art Education and taught high school art for a year in Seattle, she quickly realized that her true calling was music. Her vocal style was born in her stepfather’s church choir in Oakland, California, refined through the R&B era, polished during a five-year stay in The Netherlands and Belgium from 1982 to 1987, and brought to full fruition upon her return to North America. During those years to the present, she has performed and/or recorded with many ‘Legends of Jazz’ including Benny Green, Houston Person, John Clayton, Russell Malone, Wycliffe Gordon, Cyrus Chestnut, Clark Terry, Ken Peplowski, Kenny Barron, Bill Mays, Jeff Clayton, ...

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Featured Shows

The Great American Swing Book

Dee brings to the stage a century of Swing hits featuring music performed and recorded by Swing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Sarah Vaughan. Dee uses her dazzling four-octave range to honor this collection of timeless standards like Everyday I Have the Blues, Gimme A Pigfoot, I’ve Got The World On A String, Straighten Up And Fly Right and many more.

Great Ladies of Swing

Dee brings to the stage a program featuring hits performed and recorded by Swing Legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan. Dee uses this collection of timeless standards, including popular songs by each of these great vocalists, to guide the audience with her dazzling four-octave range. Includes classic hits A Tisket, A Tasket, Fever, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, Makin’ Whoopee and Mack The Knife among others.

A Night Out with the Boys

Daniels pays tribute to Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, Louis Armstrong and Stevie Wonder. In a program of signature songs from these four icons, Dee brings this popular music to life. Included in the program are classic hits: Mona Lisa, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Smile, Nature Boy, Unforgettable, I’ve Got The World On A String, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, All The Way, That’s Life, Bill Bailey, Superstition, Isn’t She Lovely, and more.

Holiday Celebration!

The one and only Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. “In the great vocal tradition of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Daniels does much more than simply sing precisely and on pitch...she uses the extraordinary range and velvety texture of her voice like an instrument, wrapping its smoky texture around each word of a lyric...” Dee brings her unique talent and soulful style to the holiday season in popular songs like I’ll be Home for Xmas, White Christmas, Let It snow, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas.

The Soul of Ray

Dee’s fabulous tribute to Ray Charles is filled with musical gems inspired by his incredible life story. Charles’ signature blend of gospel and popular music created the original musical genre called “Soul” and his signature songs are all here including Hit The Road Jack, I Got A Woman, I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You and Georgia.