"Donna brings warmth and elegance to an exquisite collection of classic songs.
"One of the top talents in jazz today. An evening of great music, performed by a true entertainer."
"Donna is a very powerful entertainer... our crowd was mesmerized."
"Look in the dictionary for the definition of class and style - it will say, Donna Bailey."
Paul Nagy, Board Member Emeritus, Pittsburgh Jazz Society
“Donna Bailey is someone to watch…she has style, stage presence and soon will be considered one of the greatest vocalists in Pittsburgh!”
Al Dowe, Musician & Owner of
“Donna is a delight! There are many singers on the scene today, but very few can light up a room like Donna Bailey. That’s personality……that’s entertainment.”
Nelson E. Harrison, Ph. D. - Musician
DBS Jazz is proud to announce Donna’s CD Release of:
Produced by four-time Grammy winner, Jay Dudt, of Audible Images!
Guest artists include:
"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
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.
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.