Globe-renowned jazz, blues singer in Port Moody following 7 days

Globe-renowned jazz, blues singer in Port Moody following 7 days

Dee Daniels performs on Feb. 24, 2024, as component of the Inlet Theatre Music Sequence in Port Moody. Tickets are now on sale.

Dee Daniels realized she had come to be a major fish in a very little pond.

She just necessary a nudge from LeRoy Neiman to get her out.

The American artist was in Seattle to do a painting for the Mariners baseball team when he listened to Daniels do an impromptu functionality at a reception hosted by a mutual pal — an art dealer — in his honour.

Neiman experienced been a lover of Daniels, but had hardly ever listened to her sing live.

Afterwards, he quickly pulled her apart and asked, “What are you executing listed here?”

She had to go away for a greater city, the Minneapolis indigenous insisted.

“I realized he was ideal,” Daniels remembered, “but I wasn’t sure the place to go: I didn’t want New York or L.A. so I moved to Europe. And it was the ideal issue that I could have ever finished for myself.”

From 1982 to ’87, while based in The Netherlands and Belgium, she grew personally and professionally, Daniels said, accomplishing with top-notch jazz, blues and gospel functions about Europe and with touring bands from North The usa.

She was the vocalist on the payments of this kind of legends as the Sir Roland Hanna Trio and the Tommy Flanagan Trio, among quite a few many others.

But just after five several years of the grind and recognizing her moms and dads in Seattle were being having more mature, Daniels returned to be closer to home.

“I started out thinking about what it all meant,” she recalled. “If I don’t have another person to share this with, what does it necessarily mean? I worked all-around the world. I saw extraordinary destinations and satisfied extraordinary persons, but when you come residence to an empty dwelling, it’s just you. There is no no one.”

In 1985, adhering to an invitation to accomplish in Vancouver, when she achieved her soon-to-be husband, Daniels decided make Canada her new residence.

Due to the fact then, she’s executed extensively recorded collaborated with artists, universities and jazz festivals and arrived at out with charities.

Now, she has a star in BC’s Enjoyment Corridor of Fame “and I’m continue to on my honeymoon with my partner,” she laughed.


Port Moody show

Upcoming week, Daniels will be in Port Moody to sing jazz, blues and gospel expectations, as nicely as a number of unique tunes off her album with Denzal Sinclaire, Permit It Glow! Permit It Glow!. The recording was launched previous year by the Grammy award-profitable Cellar Songs Group — established by saxophonist Cory Weeds of Coquitlam.

Her Feb. 24 method in Port Moody “gives me an chance to share an assortment of material that I actually appreciate,” she claimed.

Her functionality with Miles Black on piano, Andre LaChance on bass and Dave Robbins on drums is aspect of the Inlet Theatre Audio Series structured by veteran Port Moody musicians Monthly bill Sample, a pianist whom Daniels met shortly after landing in Canada, and Darlene Cooper, with whom Daniels has also worked with on Marcus Moseley New music projects.

“We are thrilled to present Dee Daniels in live performance at the Inlet Theatre,” Sample informed the Tri-Metropolis News.

“Dee performs in important venues all about the planet so to listen to her in the Town of the Arts in an intimate setting, it’s definitely a specific treat.”

For tickets to see Dee Daniels at the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody Town Hall, 100 Newport Dr.) on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m., check out