Dina Blade: Jazz Singer


nye-at-nwdance-4-1Available for concerts, dances, corporate and private events, performing  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  people turned out to bring in the New Year together, so thank you for helping us do it in style.”~(Beverly Sanders, Northwest Dance Network)

Next up:
Please join me for my day job retirement party Tuesday evening April 25th from 7 to 10pm at Dina Blade Quartet (1) Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine (1.5 miles northeast of the University of Washington) ! After 40 years I am finally able to support my musical endeavors full time. This is an absolutely HUGE milestone for me and I am marking it with an evening of jazz & bossa nova with my pals Hans Brehmer (piano & vocals), Geoff Cooke (bass), and Jeff Busch (drums). NO COVER, Dance floor, dinner and drinks available for purchase. I love the staff at Harissa and have been playing there on Sundays for year and a half. They have been very supportive of me and my music. This will be a special night and I hope you will come out and be a part of it.

img_3763Every 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). I cover classics like the Girl from Ipanema, Corcovado, Dindi, Wave, One Note Samba and other familiar  gems played in the solo bossa nova guitar style of João Gilberto, Nara Leão, Tom Jobim and Rosa Passos and others. Free parking, great food, delicious cocktails, wonderful staff, and live music so treat yourself. You will be glad you did! http://www.harissaofseattle.com     

New CD!!!!! Bossa Amazônica is now available. Order through 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.” ~ 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/