DBS Jazz is proud to announce Donna’s CD Release of:
“Donna Bailey & Friends….All Because of You!”
It is being described as “A musically serious, star-studded jazz recording.”
Produced by four-time Grammy winner, Jay Dudt, of Audible Images!
(Donna’s band and great friends include)
Mason Embry – Pianist
Jason Hollar – Bassist & Music Director
Subha Das -Percussionist
Guest artists include:
Ivan Lins – a duet with the super star and his trio from Brazil…#7 Love Dance
Joe Negri - guitarist/composer – “Handy Man Negri” on Mr. Rogers
Ron Anthony – guitarist for Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Wayne Bergeron- trumpeter, courtesy of Concord Jazz
Hendrik Meurkens – harmonica and vibes, courtesy of Zoho Music
Roger Humphries – drummer for Horace Silver and others
Jay Ashby – composer & trombonist, courtesy of MCG Jazz
Sean Jones – trumpeter, courtesy of Mack Avenue Records
Mike Tomaro - saxophonist, Duquesne University Music Director
"Donna Bailey is the real thing! She is a great musician/ singer coming out of Pittsburgh, right in the tradition of that great jazz city. I enjoyed working with her, both live and on her album. And she also makes me sounding good by featuring me with her swinging band."
Hendrik Meurkens – Professional Musician, New York
“This CD is great….you’ll be hearing a lot of this!”
Tony Mowod, Nightside Jazz, DUQ 90.5 Pittsburgh
"Donna Bailey brings a sense of warmth and elegance to an exquisite collection of classic songs. Backed by some of the finest musicians in the world, "All Because of You" will leave you wanting more."
Bob Studebaker, Morning Jazz Show, DUQ 90.5 Pittsburgh
“One word comes to mind when I listen to Love Dance…..exquisite!”
David Jaye – Host of Jazzin' Around - Edge 1550
Donna Bailey - Vocalist/Recording Artist
DBS Jazz Recording Artist
Described as being one of the most dynamic, soulful, entertaining vocalists on the jazz scene today, Donna Bailey creates a sophisticated, “coolness” to jazz standards, as well as with her own compositions. Her vocal interpretations, along with her captivating personality, have caused audiences to call her absolutely “spell-bounding”. After years of entertaining, Donna describes being invited to perform for the legendary Dave Brubeck, in honor of his 86th birthday at The Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, as one of the most exciting highlights of her entertaining career.
After Donna’s 2005 CD, “BECOMING…Ballads, Bosssa, Blues and Beyond” that includes two of her original compositions (My Favorite Thing & I Hope You Know) and fun, new “twists” to several standards, including Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” and Peggy Lee’s “Fever”, the DBS Jazz team went to work planning her latest project. It would include world-class musicians that would blend with Donna’s music style, vocals and personality.
She headlined, in July 2005, with the Philadelpia-based Eric Mintel Quartet at the Monroeville Jazz Festival.
National appearances include The Blue Note, The Rainbow Room, the Concorde (Catskills), Dallas Convention Center, high profile private fund raisers, the Byham Theatre, Alexander Fine Arts Theatre, Harry Caray’s and Luciano’s on Rush Street in Chicago.
She won "Entertainer of the Year" in 1991 by Promise Records of New York and was nominated for an ASCAP award for Charlie’s Place, written for an off-Broadway production of “Harvey”. Her song “Gifts From the Heart” won recognition from the Volunteers of America Group. Donna has also appeared in numerous commercials (NFL with Jerome Bettis), billboards, magazines, industrial films and national ads.
Donna was invited to perform for Dave Brubeck's birthday reception, following his concert.
The March 5th Gala was to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Manchester Craftsmens Guild and Mellon Jazz!
Television appearances include The Joe Franklin Show, The Nancy Gold Show and WQED’s “On Q”. She is the “Power Kard” voice for the Pittsburgh Symphony, Spa Uptown and Multilingual Communications Corporation. She headlined a sold out show at the Kean Theatre that was sponsored by WPXI - NBC Television.