“Dee, I want to thank you for your amazing performance. I was stopped no less than 8 times with comments about your concert, ranging from "When can you get her back?" to "If that's jazz, I love jazz and I never knew it!" You blew us all away. Thank you so much.
Pender Harbour JAZZ Festival
“Good singers are often times good to find. Great singers are hard to find and many vocalists can be a hassle to work with. Having had the pleasure of working with some of the finest divas on the West Coast and Hawaii, there are several that stick out in my memory mostly for good reasons.
Dee Daniels comes to mind for her soulfulness and beauty. Korla Wygal was always fun and easy to work with. Both of these women are quite powerful to the point where the musicians can comfortably kick out the grooves and are usually required to do so.”
For The North American Post
““Your concert was absolutely amazing! People are still talking about how much they enjoyed it two weeks later…high artistic quality and very professional. Thank you so much for a wonderful concert experience.“ ”
The Jackson Symphony Orchestra
““We must mention the keynote speaker, Dee Daniels, not only a singer of unbelievable power and range, but happily, a most entertaining and fascinating speaker. Opening with a riveting rendition of “This Little Light of Mine”, she regaled us with stories of her life from teen years up to the present. We did wonder how this might tie in with the Conference, but of course, her opening song was the clue as she honoured all the hard-working music teachers and exhorted them to Let Their Light Shine.“
British Columbia Music Teachers Association Conference
“Dee Daniels was one of our absolute favourite guest artists over the last two seasons here at the RPO. She brought so much class and inspiration along with her exceptional talent and presence! It was a treat for the orchestra and the audience to have her grace our stage.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
““Wow….the accolades are still pouring in! You were FANTASTIC as the lunch time keynote speaker for the Sixth Annual Corporate State: Canada Summit,
2009 Women’s CEO and Senior Management Summit !!!!!! You really touched your audience in such a moving and unexpected way.”
Bedlam Entertainment Inc.
"Thank YOU, Dee, for coming to Juneau and for the beautiful performance Friday night! It was such a joy to meet you and absolutely thrilling to hear and see you perform. Next time I hope we can keep you longer. In just 2 days, you've acquired a big fan base and caused quite a stir. Thank you for adding so much to the overall success of the Festival."
Juneau Jazz & Classics
“Dee Daniels' voice brings to mind all the most delirious adjectives: Honeyed. Sweet. Low, rich, smooth and slow as molasses. To round things out, she also belted out an "Everyday I Have The Blues" that would have brought a grin to Joe Williams' face. This woman brought the house down. The raucous blues ended with a high note the likes of which I don't think I've ever heard. Daniels held that note until it was thin as ribbon, then fattened it out and pulled it down into the lowlands. That's the blues! After that, it'll be a little tough to go back to the band at the corner bar.
The Buffalo News
“...It was her voice that was in the spotlight. DANIELS' hearty tones, jazz-wise phrasing and triumphant scat showed why she's considered among the cream of mainstream jazz singers.”
Los Angeles Times
“Scat singing is often miserably self-indulgent, but Daniels honed hers with a dead-eye accuracy. If she’d been in a church, converts would have risen to their feet and walked down the aisle to be saved.
“Jazz vocalist Dee Daniels joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to sing a selection of Basie and Ellington songs, and she had little trouble stealing the show. She used the extraordinary range and velvety texture of her voice like an instrument, wrapping its smoky texture around each word of a lyric to give the songs added meaning, nuance and expression.
Democrat & Chronicle
“It’s become the natural question this time each year. If Dee Daniels doesn’t draw a standing ovation, has the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival actually taken place? In a night highlighted by female vocalists, the festival went to its first lady for an opening salvo and, as usual, the singer brought the crowd to its feet.
Moscow Daily News
“When the Vista All Stars made their appearances as a group sponsored by The Jazz Cruise last month (April, 2011) with dates at the Berk's Jazz Festival and Dizzy's Club in New York, all eyes were on the super group. They did not disappoint. That's no surprise given their killer lineup: Ernie Adams, Shelly Berg, Dee Daniels, David Finck, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowshy, and Houston Person. The crowd for The Vista All Stars at the Berk's Jazz Festival was large and enthusiastic and the music was amazing. After leaving Pennsylvania, the Vista All Stars headed directly for a week long stay at Dizzy's Club in Lincoln Center. Here again, the crowds were great and the event was a huge success.
Jazz Cruise Newsletter
"This year has been one of reinventing myself,” says Dee Daniels, international jazz singer. She was working at her home in North Vancouver, BC, excitedly planning her next season. Dee is stepping into new music and new technology. “Creating my own music! It’s taken all these years for me to finally validate myself as a songwriter and now I’ve decided to record my music. It’s the music I write when I’m free, without having a musical agenda - the product of my entire musical experience – jazz, blues, gospel, R&B, rock and roll. We have the choice to be creative and productive - to be re-inspired until we take our last breath,” she adds. "The moment I take a step into something new, I’m instantly inspired again. And when I’m inspired I can inspire others. The work I’ve done on myself this year has created a foundation that will see me through the next decade.” -- Read the entire article at http://www.quillsquotesandnotes.com/ws-daniels.htm/.
“The power of her voice and a style marinated in blues captivated the crowd from the first notes of "Sweet Georgia Brown."
After "Honeysuckle Rose," she moved to the Steinway to accompany herself in "A Song For You". The Wind Trio returned for "What a Difference a Day Made" and "This Masquerade," which contained a Robinson solo that uncovered possibilities Russell might not imagine were in his harmonies. Daniels worked her way from blues shadings into unadulterated blues, belting Jimmy Reed's "Baby, What You Want Me To Do." She dug into the keyboard and set up Wind, Robinson and Williamson for powerful solos. The performance brought the audience to its feet demanding an encore. Daniels responded with "Who Can I Turn To" and wrapped up a concert that put an exclamation point on the jazz portion of the eight-day festival.
Rifftides - Martin Wind Trio & Dee Daniels At The Seasons