Welcome to the website of jazz vocalist Danielle Reich.
“An impressive new voice on the jazz scene” – Joseph Lang, Jersey Jazz
Depending on the night of the week, you may hear vocalist Danielle Reich performing French chanson, Gypsy Jazz, Great American Songbook standards, New Orleans Hot Club, Western Swing, jazz-interpreted pop, or even avant-garde compositions. Danielle got her start with classical voice training, and after completing an opera degree in Florida, she began singing professionally in Texas with the Houston Grand Opera chorus. At the same time she began exploring jazz under the tutelage of Houston pianist, composer, and educator Joe Locascio.
“A musical approach as perfectly balanced and graceful as her classically-informed and jazz-honed mezzo voice” – C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
Ten years later, Danielle was hosting a standing-room-only jazz jam in the Heights of Houston, founded with Houston guitarist Erin Wright and bassist Thomas Helton. From orchestras to a first time out at an intimate jazz jam, Danielle has enjoyed the support of many outstanding musicians as she has developed her organic interpretive style, expanded her repertoire, and engaged in an array of small groups that blur musical boundaries.
“Rejuvenates the sensual grooves of nocturnal blues and the caressive strokes of cabaret swing” – Susan Frances, Yahoo Network
Danielle currently performs in Texas with Houston-based Swing Rendezvous (jazz manouche), Houston-based Boomtown Brass Band (New Orleans Hot Club), Austin-based Lady Be Good (Western Swing), and her own trio. She also performs in Washington with Bellingham-based Nuages and Seattle-based Swing Provence (both jazz manouche). Danielle has been a featured performer at the Manouche NW Concert Series, the Houston Composers Salon, and the Austin Jazz Festival. Danielle has performed new works with avant-garde composer/bassist Thomas Helton, a Houston Arts Alliance grant recipient, as well as performing experimental works for musicians and dancers with the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble.
“Pure aural pleasure” – Dick Metcalf, Zzaj Productions
Danielle has released two studio albums, While They Were Dancing (2015) and This Year’s Kisses (2011). Danielle is the vocalist on pianist/composer Peggy Stern‘s album Shine On (2017), and guitarist Russell Scanlon‘s album Undisclosed Recipients (2017, to be released).
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