INSEGNARE È CREARE
An internationally respected vocal clinician, adjudicator and mentor, Dee presents clinics, workshops, and master classes globally. In 2019 she joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific (CA); served on the President's Advisory Council for the Jazz Education Network (JEN) from 2016 - 2018; was Artistic Director for the west coast’s DeMiero Jazz Fest from 2011 to 2018 where she created the Dee Daniels Jazz Vocal Scholarship awarded annually at the festival in 2017; was on the faculty of the vocal department of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (NY) 2013 - 2014. Also in 2013 to 2015, she created a week-long Dee Daniels Vocal Jazz Workshop at the Sitka (Alaska) Fine Arts Camp; from 2001 through 2017, she was the creator and donor for the Dee Daniels Jazz Vocal Scholarship at the Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. She was the first artist to serve on the advisory board of the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival (2002 - 2008), and has received several awards for her contribution in the field of music performance, music education, and community service. Learn more about Dee at www.deedaniels.com
DEE DANIELS - ONE OF MY GREATEST MENTORS
LIZZ WRIGHT, VOCALIST
DEE IS BEYOND CATEGORY. SHE HAS THE STRENGTH AND POWER OF SOMEONE WITH CLASSICAL TECHNIQUE, HER GOSPEL INFLUENCE LEAPS AT YOU FROM HER SOUL, HER JAZZ SWINGS...IN CONCERT SHE IS SCINTILLATING!
JOHN CLAYTON, BASSIST, ARRANGER,
CO-DIRECTOR OF THE CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THOSE FEW HOURS OF THE WORKSHOP HAVE MADE IN ME...AT A RECENT CONCERT, I NO LONGER FELT I NEEDED TO "PROVE" MYSELF TO THE AUDIENCE, BUT RATHER I WAS THERE TO CONNECT WITH THEM THROUGH THE MUSIC. I HAD NEVER BEEN THAT CALM IN FRONT OF SUCH A BIG CROWD WHEN THE TIME CAME...VOCALLY, I USED YOUR "ROSE BREATH" AND "NUMBERED ACTIVATION" PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNIQUE AND...THEY HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY. I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE CONFIDENT.
D'ARCY, VANCOUVER WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT