Spring 2013 Ensemble and Recital Series: Danielle Pelled, guitar and voice

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Danielle Pelled_Senior Recital Spring13
"For my recital I'm planning to combine some of my favorite jazz standards with original songs and arrangements for pop/folk tunes that I've created over the years. I’ll be playing with my favorite musicians and friends that I’ve been playing with for a while and have written and performed this music with."

Dida is a rising star of the New York music scene. In the short time she's been living in New York, the talented vocalist/guitarist has garnered the interest and fascination of some of the industry's veterans, performed in music festivals around the world to great popular approval, and has recorded a CD with some of today's jazz greats - Roy Hargrove and Gregory Hutchinson - on the quality Italian label 'Red Records'. She charms and captures worldwide audiences with her distinct personality, unique voice, and virtuosic guitar playing.

After graduating from the prestigious Jazz Department of the Thelma Yellin High School in Tel Aviv, Dida was chosen by the Israeli Army to serve as an Outstanding Musician. Dida was offered a scholarship from New School University in New York City where she is studying at the present time. Dida is a recipient of the prestigious AICF scholarship.  Dida has furthered her career outside the classroom with shows at some of New York’s popular music venues including , Smalls Jazz Club, Birdland, BBKings, Dizzy's at Lincoln Center, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom,Fat Cat Jazz club, Pianos and other notable music landmarks.

In her first year in NYC, Dida has recorded Plays and Sings- A jazz standards recording on the Italian Label, Red Records, produced by Fabio Morgera. All About Jazz chose the album as one of the best albums for 2011. Dida has also recorded with The Diva Jazz Orchestra playing Johnny Mandel's music.

Dida is currently working with her band on original music, and going to record her second album soon. In the meanwhile she continues to perform regularly around NYC and Tel Aviv, and is touring at Jazz festivals in Italy including venues such as the Padova Jazz Festival, Napoli and Milano. Switzerland - Bern Jazz Festival and Israel - Tel Aviv jazz festival.

For more information on Dida visit her website at www.didamusic.com.
Location:

Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 5th floor

Admission:
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served



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