“This is an incredible band with an amazing sound. We had 200 people dancing the night away! Compliments from our crowd were profuse, and everyone wants to do it again soon.” ~D. Boyak, event planner Dina Blade and Swingin’ in the Rain deliver a dynamic sound over a solid rhythmic groove.
Playful, innovative and accessible, Dina Blade’s vocals can be heard regularly on Music Choice nationally syndicated radio as well as in her hometown of Seattle, Washington. She has spent her life fostering connections through music:performing, teaching and mentoring students of all ages and skill levels, and has toured and performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Cuba and Brazil. Dina released seven recordings, including a cd with New York-based jazz pianist Bill Mays (featuring the lyrics of Dorothy Fields) which garnered international acclaim. At three years old, Dina dreamed of being a singer. At age eleven, she learned to play folk songs on guitar, gradually expanding her repertoire to include American jazz and blues as well as Brazilian bossa nova. Today Dina Blade is an internationally known musician with a musically diverse schedule of performances and workshops. “Light sassy and fun.” (Jazzsteps)…“Fresh and original.” (Jim Wilke “Jazz After Hours” KPLU)…“Swinging and stylish.” (Earshot Jazz magazine)
Performance Styles: American Swing/Jazz Standards, Theme Shows featuring 1920s, 30s and 40s American popular classics, Swing Dance with swing, blues, latin, and waltz, Brazilian bossa nova
Sexta Tem Concert: Vocals, Accordion, and Tap dance at Escola de Musica do Acre, Brasil, April 2013
Swingin’ in the Rain Trio Swing dance @ Third Place Commons
Amazonia S/A feature on tv in Rio Branco, Brasil March 2012
Dina Blade at Bakes Place Jazz Club, Seattle, Wa. USA Bossa Nova Yogini web blog article: http://www.communityfitness.com/dina-blade/