Saturday, April 12, 2008
2008_04_11 Dee Daniels with Chris Andrew Trio at the Yardbird Suite
Dee Daniels is my kind of singer. I love singers, and jazz -- and I especially enjoy singers who create new material from old. Dee Daniels first set ranged from the Everly Brothers to James Taylor - all with a distinct Jazz style. The second set showed off her foundation in the 'standards'.
Dee also has an engaging stage presense, teasing the audience with questions and answers. Teasing the musicians about their age (youth), while complimenting them on their abilities and performance. This enriched the show, and kept our attention on the stage. Chris Andrew on keys, Mike Lent on bass and Sandro Dominelli on drums put up a solid foundation for Dee's vocal and verbal performance.
The Yardbird Suite is a jazz club, and a concert venue. Volunteer run, self serve bar, shared tables (you can't reserve a table). It is a club - membership is encouraged to support Jazz in our city. It has provided the many flavours of jazz to edmonton audiences for over 50 years.
Before I left, I bought up a CD, got it autographed and enjoyed more Dee Daniels all the way home to St Albert. It's Dee's first time in Edmonton. You can catch her again this evening. Do it.
Yardbird Suite website