Dee Daniels offers the jazz aficionado an ultimate treat—jazz vocals served up with full-bodied silky tones that soar and capture the depth of her four-octave range.
Daniels’s style was born in her stepfather’s church choir in Oakland, California and was brought to full fruition during a five-year stay in Europe from 1982 to 1987. Her international career includes performances in eleven African countries, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan, as well as in North America and multiple European gigs.
Her CDs include Jazzinit, Feels So Good, Love Story, Wish Me Love, and Let’s Talk Business. A DVD, Live at Biblo, recorded in Belgium, shows off her vocal stylings.
In 2002, Daniels was inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame and a plaque was installed on Vancouver’s Walk of Fame. Her 2006 tours ended with a bang. After a sold-out tour of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany in December, she sang with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra as a guest vocalist in their Sacred Music of Duke Ellington Concert.
In March, 2007, she recorded a new CD, Jazzinit, which is now available. She has been touring for several months and will be a vocal instructor at Jazz Port Townsend from July 22-29. Tickets to Jazz Port Townsend shows are going fast but good seats are still available for Friday, July 27, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 1:30 pm, and Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 pm.