"5.0 out of 5 stars: Where has this recording been hiding? Jazz In The Living Room is straightforward jazz injected with a lot of fun. Hang on for a sentimental ride with 12 standard and 2 original songs by Donna Singer and The Doug Richards Trio. It is music to keep forever in your living room - Amazon
Donna grew up in Upstate New York where she and her siblings were introduced to the world of jazz. She and her twin sister, Dawn, were raised in a family of jazz enthusiasts who listened to the music of great jazz artists like Nancy Wilson ‘Guess Who I Saw Today’, Billy Strayhorn, ‘Take the A Train’ with Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr, ‘Hey There’, and Count Basie ‘April in Paris. Her great love for the music evolved her into a powerful jazz vocalist whose music has been played throughout North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Africa.
A graduate of the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts, Donna has had formal training at the Julliard School and has kept music close to her heart. She established Dr. Donna's School of Song where aspiring musicians can begin their journey in the world of music. She shares her gift with young and adult students by providing mentoring and training in piano and voice. She is a member of The National Guild of Piano Teachers: Teachers Division of American College of Musicians since June 26, 2006.
From 1998 to 2004 she hosted the weekly gospel show, "Down by the River" on WJFF-FM public radio in Sullivan County, NY. Donna performed for 15 years as the lead vocalist in the Swing Shift Orchestra, a 17-piece big band featuring the music of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and many more. The Singers and their only son, Christopher, have recently moved to West Palm Beach from the lush Catskill Mountains.
Donna's voice is showcased in five CDs which have been consistently climbed the charts and ranked as high as top 20 nationally in the USA on the CMJ/NPR jazz charts. Her songs have airplay internationally. Her most recent CD ‘Feelng The Jazz’ released on 7/1/17 has been submitted for a Grammy nomination.
Donna's CD’s are available on iTunes International, CDBaby, Rhapsody, Shazam, GooglePlay and Amazon.com and Amazon Europe. Donna's performance videos are on YouTube and have had almost 1/2 million views, join the buzz and check it out! The music is heard on the playlist of hundreds of terrestrial radio stations worldwide, as well as Internet stations Pandora, Live365 Radio, AOL Radio, Spotify, M3Radio, Soundcloud, ReverbNation, CDBaby, and Taintradio - an international alliance of independent producers dedicated to presenting music and music-related programming on the Internet 24/7.
Look for her latest CD ‘It's An Art To Follow Your Heart’ children's Jazz CD is on sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Pandora. and playing on your local jazz or public radio station.
For the second time, she is up for a Grammy nomination. She’ll be there at the 2019 Grammys in New York City.
Powerhouse performer Donna Singer has wowed jazz lovers around the world during her recent performances in Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, and Wales. This summer 2018 she has 2 jazz performances in Paris, France. Donna has fired up audiences while belting out old-time favorites and familiar jazz tunes. Whether it be at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Lincoln Center, NYC, the Miami Dolphin’s Sunrise Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC or a corner cafe at home in West Palm Beach, FL – Donna has performed in music series and festivals, clubs, cafes and fundraising events the 2015 Bethany Jazz Concert in festival in Kansas. The Nebraska International Jazz Festival in 2014, Jazz in June; and 2013 the Saratoga Arts Festival, Newburgh Jazz Series, New York Heritage Festival and the Amphitheater in Vienna, VA.
I knew that in order to release CDs globally, I needed a record label behind me to support and utilize my talent. In 2011, I became a recording executive, creating my own label, Emerald Baby Recording Company for distribution of my music. Because of sheer determination, my music is now played on jazz stations globally. Emerald Baby has the M/WBE certificate with the school board of Broward County.
Radio Airplay, hundred of radio stations have played Donna Singer songs worldwide on five Continents North America * South America, Africa, Australia, Europe. Some of the stations which have favored among the stations that have favored are:
FM Urquiza 91.7 MHz Buenos Aires Cullen ARGENTINA* Jazz FM Vinius LITHUANIA * Radio Wey Chertsey Surrey ENGLAND* Verulam Community Radio Hertfordshire ENGLAND * Cool Radio Bavaria GERMANY * 102.5 FM in Sydney, AUSTRALIA * All Jazz Radio Constantia, Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA * CHRW 94.9 LONDON, Ontario CANADA * CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal, Quebec CANADA* M3 Radio BROOKLYN NY * KUSP Santa Cruz * CALIFORNIA * WMUM Atlanta GEORGIA * WPRB Princeton NEW JERSEY
Newburgh Jazz Series
What A Difference A Day Made
Donna Singer with The Doug Richards Trio
Doug Richards, Bass
Billy Alfred, Piano
Mike Cervone, Drums
Luis Camacho, Trumpet