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“With the poise of an opera diva and an ability to scat like Ella Fitzgerald, New York-based singer Danielle Freeman possesses a voice that commands attention with beauty and control on her debut, Dorian." - Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz, December 28, 2010
Danielle Freeman’s music is based on a neo-baroque-jazz theme. Her ensemble, The Sebastian Sky, is a unification of operatic classical forms with improvisation, jazz harmony and experimental musical freedom. She has been described as a forward thinking vocalist of jazz influence. Her debut EP, Dorian, primarily an acoustic bass and voice duo album was released in 2010.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Danielle Freeman holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Northern Arizona University. She is a 2012 New York Women Composers Organization Seed Grant recipient where she performed selections from the organization's composers and her compositions at the Drom in New York City. She is a recipient of several collegiate awards such as the Edgar Alan Stone Award for Vocal Performance and the Audrey Auditorium Award for voice. As well, she is also a proud recipient of Arizona’s Martin L. King Fine Arts Scholarship.
She also leads and composes for an acoustic bass and voice duo. The duo is a more intimate musical setting of compositions which allows freedom for the voice and the bass to interchange harmony, bass figure and melody. Improvisational risk, melodic exploration and performing as acoustically as possible breathe excitement and intensity to each live performance.