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Bio _Word_ - Daria Jazz Vocalist


                                      “First rate...Daria’s clear crystal alto, precise pitch and atmospheric warmth bring
                                     everything together.” - Don Heckman, L.A.Times

                                     ” Her performance is hot, hot, hot. Listening to Daria scatting high above the fiery
                                     rhythm is a thrill you won’t forget. It’s guaranteed to raise the hair on your neck….…..
                                     Five big shining stars!” - Richard Bourcier, The JazzReview

                                     “Daria is an outstanding vocal talent, equally facile in straightahead swinging,
                                     ballads, and Latin tunes.....In sum, Daria is the real deal." - William Grim, AllAboutJazz

                                     “Daria at her best...worldclass….New experiences and insights beyond the
                                     ordinary..songs that speak to the heart and spirit...” - Jesse “Chuy” Varela, Latin Beat
                                     Magazine, SF Chronicle, KCSM FM

DARIA is a powerful vocalist, an accomplished jazz singer and talented songwriter. Her compelling vocal style is
the culmination of years of study with acknowledged masters of jazz, classical and popular music, including jazz
greats Bobby McFerrin and Mark Murphy. Using her three- octave range in exciting and unique rhythmic
improvisations, Daria‟s voice becomes an instrument. Her silky, sensuous tone, beautiful and hip arrangements
create an exciting program which features an eclectic mix of Jazz, Latin, Brazilian and World Rhythms fused with
pop and originals. Her beautiful voice, perfect intonation, new and fresh interpretations and pure musicality are her
trademarks. “Daria has all the elements of the great jazz singers, complete musicality, bravery, intense
commitment to you her listener, to give you her very best. And the voice? Just lovely.” – Mark Murphy,
Jazz Vocalist.

DARIA follows up her critically acclaimed debut album, “Just the Beginning” with an irresistible collection of songs
on her new CD, “Feel The Rhythm”. Combining her pure voice and dynamic style with innovative arrangements by
producers Frank Martin and Wayne Wallace, Daria takes you from the thrill of Carnival, with “Feel the Rhythm”
(Daria and Frank Martin), to the stirring and sultry “Luiza”(Antonio Carlos Jobim) and the poignant “Fragile”
(Sting). With her inimitable passion for music Daria, along with world-renowned musicians Alex Acuña, Jose Neto,
William Kennedy and members of the Turtle Island String Quartet, captures the mood of each song and celebrates

DARIA has shared the stage and recorded with many amazing musicians including Bob Dorough, Dave Grisman,
Alex Acuna and Abe Laboriel to name a few. She has been invited to perform at prestigious venues such as Yoshi's,
Pearl‟s, The Plush Room, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, The Vic For Jazz, The Temecula Valley International Jazz
Festival, concerts sponsored by Jazz In Flight and the San Francisco Jazz Festival, as well as internationally at clubs
in Nagoya, Brussels and Berlin. She has been featured on jazz radio programs (See‟s Sunday Night Suites, I‟m
Talking Jazz,,, via the internet and has been chosen several times as favorite
artist of the week on radio programs worldwide. Daria has recorded backup vocals and voice-overs for radio
commercials. She tours worldwide with the renowned Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. She contributes her talents in
performances for the internationally renowned Bread and Roses charitable organization and recently received a 20
year award for her outstanding contributions.

New Release! The Christmas Jug Band! "On The Holiday Highway", 2009,
Globe Records
"Tangled Tales" Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, 2009, SurfDog Records
Produced by Chris Goldsmith (Blind Boys of Alabama)
“The Sky Could Send You” Sherri Roberts, January 2006,
Blue House Records, Produced by Harvie S.
DARIA, "Feel the Rhythm" 2005, Jazz 'm Up Records,
Produced by Wayne Wallace and Frank Martin
"Center of the Rhyme" 2003 Lisa B, Piece of Pie Records
"And a Songbird in a Pear Tree, Six Songs of
Christmas" 2001, Flying Weasel Enterprises
”Jazz Improv, Volume 1, Number 2” 1999, Compilation CD
"Voices for a Millennium" The Stroud Project, DSVS Records
Compilation "If You Believe" The Stroud Project, 1999, DSVS Records
DARIA, "Just the Beginning" 1998, Jazz 'm Up Records, Produced by Ian Dogole

Alvarado Street Bread, Perfect Strings, KDFC, KGO, KNBR, KCSM
Daria has a new duo/trio project in the works.

She continues to tour with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and sang on the 2009 release "Tangled Tales" released on
Surfdog Records, produced by Grammy-winner Chris Goldsmith (Blind Boys of Alabama). The CD features a world-
class collection of musical talent and guest artists including David Grisman, Charlie Musselwhite, Bruce Forman,
and slide-guitarist Roy Rogers For more info:

Daria appeared on the new release with the The Christmas Jug Band!" On The Holiday Highway"... culled from the
7 best live shows across 4 locations in Northern California between 2006 and 2008. Special guests include Country
Joe McDonald, Norton Buffalo, Mike Duke and Dan Hicks' Lickettes. For more info

Daria was recently included in:

THE JAZZ SINGERS, "the top 521 jazz singers of all time", written by jazz writer and critic, Scott Yanow, published
by Hal Leonard. Now available. "Daria is a delightful and versatile singer whose improvisations are subtle, sensuous
and creative. Whether it is "All Or Nothing At All," "Sunshine Of Your Love" or "Dreams of A Tango," she does
justice to every song she interprets and her three-octave voice is both beautiful and flexible." - Scott Yanow,
Author/Jazz Reviewer, L.A. Jazz Scene

Two texts by European author, Maximillien de Lafayette: “Entertainment Divas, Cabaret, Jazz Then and Now:
Including World's Who's Who of the Greatest Female Singers of All Time 2007

The Salsa and Latin Jazz Calendar 2007 and 2008, by Jesse Chuy Varela

“Feel the Rhythm" by Daria and Frank Martin, received Honorable Mention from Billboard World Songwriting

Daria's CD, Feel The Rhythm is continuing to get international airplay.

                     For Booking/Info: or write Jazz „m Up Records,
                                 P.O. Box 1598, Novato, CA 94948-1598 USA
                               Ph: 415-898-8815 email:


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