Dina Blade: Jazz Singer

 

nye-at-nwdance-4-1Welcome to my site! I’m a singer and guitarist, available for concerts, dances, corporate and private events, singing and swinging American Jazz and Bossa Nova. I also present Theme Shows featuring American popular classics from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

“Fresh and original.” ~Jim Wilke “Jazz After Hours” KNKX …“An incredible band with an amazing sound. (Dee Boyak, event planner) …“Dina, you were FANTASTIC!! 275  people turned out to bring in the New Year together, so thank you for helping us do it in style.”~(Beverly Sanders, President, NW Dance Network) …”Light sassy and fun.” ~Jazz Steps

img_3763Every Sunday from 6 to 9pm I play and sing  bossa nova at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine (1.5 miles northeast of the University of Washington). I cover classics like the Girl from Ipanema, Corcovado, Dindi, Wave, One Note Samba and other familiar and obscure gems played in the solo bossa nova guitar style of João Gilberto, Nara Leão, Tom Jobim, Rosa Passos and others. Free parking, great food, delicious cocktails, wonderful staff, and live music so treat yourself. You’ll be glad you did! http://www.harissaofseattle.com 

Our World War II Show made it down to the Washington Coast and there was an excellent review in the Chinook Observer recently: http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/life/20170425/audience-enjoys-journey-back-in-time-at-ilwaco-library

Want to get in the mood for warmer weather? Feel the heat with my latest CD, Bossa Amazônica recorded in the Amazon region of Brazil! order at www.cdbaby.org (hard copy and downloads).

IMG_2618“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… Dina Blade has found her calling.” ~ Chris Lunn, Ancient 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/

Excellent World War II Show Review: http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/life/20170425/audience-enjoys-journey-back-in-time-at-ilwaco-library