“An impressive new voice on the jazz scene” – Joseph Lang, Jersey Jazz
Jazz vocalist Danielle Reich doesn’t consider herself in an exclusive relationship with the genre. She starts with a foundation of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, then draws freely from an eclectic array of French chanson (a la Edith Piaf), the gypsy jazz repertoire (a la Django Reinhardt), and jazz-interpreted pop selections ranging from Leonard Cohen to Radiohead to The Cars.
“A musical approach as perfectly balanced and graceful as her classically-informed and jazz-honed mezzo voice” – C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
After completing an opera degree in Florida, Danielle began singing professionally in Texas with the Houston Grand Opera chorus, while exploring jazz under the tutelage of Houston pianist, composer, and educator Joe Locascio. Ten years later, Danielle was hosting a standing-room-only jazz jam in the Heights of Houston, founded with Houston guitarist Erin Wright and bassist Thomas Helton.
“Rejuvenates the sensual grooves of nocturnal blues and the caressive strokes of cabaret swing” – Susan Frances, Yahoo Network
From orchestras to a first time out at an intimate jazz jam, Danielle has enjoyed the support of many outstanding musicians as she has developed her organic interpretive style, expanded her repertoire, and engaged in an array of small groups that blur musical boundaries.
“Pure aural pleasure” – Dick Metcalf, Zzaj Productions
Danielle’s performing passions encompass genres from classical to jazz to the avant-garde. After beginning her performance career in classical productions at The University of Florida and Stetson University, Danielle moved to Houston where she premiered new works by Juilliard-trained trumpeter and composer Carol Morgan and composer, pianist and educator Joe Locascio. She was featured in Houston and New York venues with avant-garde composer/bassist Thomas Helton, a Houston Arts Alliance grant recipient, as well as performing experimental works for musicians and dancers with the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble.