“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.
Dina Blade has spent her life fostering connections through music: performing, teaching and mentoring students of all ages and skill levels. Playful, innovative, and accessible, her vocals can be heard regularly on Music Choice nationally syndicated radio as well as in her hometown of Seattle, Washington. She has toured and performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Cuba and Brazil, and 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, blues and Brazilian bossa nova. Today Dina is an internationally known musician with a musically diverse schedule of clinics and performances.
“Light sassy and fun.”(Jazzsteps)…“Fresh and original.”(Jim Wilke “Jazz After Hours” KPLU)
*American Swing/Jazz Standards
*Theme Shows featuring 1920s, 30s and 40s American popular classics
*Swing Dance with swing, blues, latin, and waltz
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/