“Happy New Year 2017! I hope the year ahead is full of music, joy, and good health for everyone. Hopefully we will have some fun together in the coming year. I love singing and making connections through music, so feel free to reach out. ” ~ Dina Blade
Available for concerts, dances, corporate and private events. Performance Styles include American Swing/Jazz Standards and bossa nova as well as presenting Theme Shows featuring American popular classics from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
…“Light sassy and fun.” (Jazz Steps Magazine),“Fresh and original.” (Jim Wilke “Jazz After Hours” KNKX),“An incredible band with an amazing sound. ” (D. Boyak, event planner), “Dina, you were FANTASTIC!! 275 beautiful people turned out to bring in the New Year together, so thank you for helping us do it in high style.”~(Beverly Sanders, Northwest Dance Network President)
Every Sunday from 6 to 9pm I play and sing bossa nova songs at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine (1.5 miles northeast of the University of Washington). Being a big fan of composer Tom Jobim, I have 17 of his songs in my repertoire, three of which are on my latest cd. On January 25th he would have been 90 years of age, so this Sunday, January 15th from 6 to 9pm at Harissa please join me (a little early) for a mini-celebration of this great musician/composer/arranger’s life. I will cover classics like the Girl from Ipanema, Corcovado, Dindi, Wave, One Note Samba and more familiar and obscure gems played in the same solo bossa nova style of musicians like João Gilberto, Nara Leão and Rosa Passos whom he directly helped and inspired. No cover, and it will be a great hang! Hope to see you there. harissaofseattle.com Free parking, yummy food, delicious cocktails, wonderful staff, and live music so treat yourself. You will be glad you did! http://www.harissaofseattle.com
Check out the Jazz Vocal Performance Class Student Recital on Wed., Feb. 1st at 7pm at Egan’s Jazz Club. (Read more details on the teaching page and gigs calendar)
New CD!!!!! Bossa Amazônica is now available. Order through www.cdbaby.org (hard copy and downloads).
“Smoother subgenres of jazz can at times be difficult to capture dynamically, yet Dina Blade pulls this off flawlessly.” ~Connor Creighton, Earshot Jazz Magazine
“This CD is one of the pleasant rewarding surprises of this year.” ~ Chris Lunn, Victories Review
Other Videos: (‘The Way You Look Tonight”) trailer for cd release party in Rio Branco, Brazil, Oct. 2016 https://www.facebook.com/digurgel/videos/10211153700189212/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4r4ciCsAuc&feature=youtu.be Concert in Rio Branco, Brazil with Dina Blade and André Dantas
With the Escola do Música do Acre Corál: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=918oqEdXgXs
Garota de Ipanema – Dina Blade – http://youtu.be/4bLxU5qie2s (Girl From Ipanema) Sexta Tem Concert at Escola de Musica do Acre, Brasil,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lbF8DufMUM&feature=youtu.be Dina Blade Trio: dance @ Third Place Commons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y_bAvjDL4k&feature=relmfu Amazonia S/A feature on tv in Rio Branco, Brasil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho5xYnnn_DA Dina Blade at Bakes Place Jazz Club, Seattle, Wa. USA
Bossa Nova Yogini web blog article: http://www.communityfitness.com/dina-blade/