For the second year, Dee has be invited to present at the Jazz Education Network Annual Conference. For the 6th annual conference in San Diego, she will present her vocal clinic, Making It Real: Storytelling Through Song, an easy and fun step-by-step process created by Dr. Dee Daniels for song interpretation and storytelling. Participants are instructed in how to create a story, fully charged with emotion, based on a song’s lyric - making a deeper connection with their audiences attainable.
Label: Origin Records
Bio: Whether accompanying her self 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,...See Full Bio
“Accompanied only by Martin Wind’s forthright bass lines, the singer sets her story-telling course with the imperishable 84-year-old “Exactly Like You.” She and Wind are so convincing again in “I Wish You Love” that this listener found himself wishing for an entire album with just the two of them. However, Daniels is equally effective accompanying herself on piano and coloring “All The Way” with blues feeling as Wycliffe Gordon provides wa-wa trombone commentary. There are other closely held partnerships with clarinetist Ken Peplowski, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, guitarist Russell Malone, electric keyboardist Ted Brancato and tenor saxophonists Houston Person and Bob Kindred. Her and Person’s “A Song For You” may make you forget Leon Russell. Daniels is a superb vocal actress who understands phrasing, vibrato, gospel and the blues. She conducts 10 conversations that are compelling, dramatic and, yes, intimate.”