Dwayna Litz is an American singer and songwriter with music currently published by Universal Music, Spirit Music and her own ASCAP publishing company Litz Music in NYC. Dwayna Litz CDs are available at Tower, Best Buy, Kmart, Walmart, CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.
Dwayna Litz had her first cut as a songwriter with “Let Me Be There for You” (co-written with Jayne Olderman) and recorded on Patti LaBelle’s Grammy nominated “Flame” CD.
Lulu Roman recorded “When I Don’t Call Your Name” co-written by Dwayna Litz, Tony Harrell and Mike Wells on her album “Seven Times” with performances on cable networks including CBN.
Dwayna’s music video “Satisfy My Soul” was featured on Music Dish in 2012, an old Jazz standard first recorded by Ella Johnson in 1950.
She has trained at the Singer’s Forum in NYC where she was offered a scholarship to study musical theater and been coached by Renee Grant Williams while working as a recording artist in Nashville.
This latest CD from Dwayna Litz “I’m the Girl I Used to Know Again” is refreshing. It has original songs reminiscent of the country/rock/bluegrass LA-Sound-of-the-70s with songs written similar to the style of early Linda Ronstadt but with a contemporary surprise like Norah Jones. Recorded in the top studios of NYC and Nashville, Dwayna has a sound all her own. There are elements of pop, country, R&B and bluegrass in this soulful compilation recorded with the best of musicians and background vocalists in the music industry. Dwayna co-wrote with Sam Lorber (“Cry like a Baby”), Hubert Eaves III (“Yes I Would”) and Jeff Franzel (“All Because Of You”) on this CD. Tony Guerrero is also featured playing trumpet on one of the songs. It ends with a funky, bluegrass rendition of “This Train is Bound for Glory” recorded with Scott Coney, Randy Kohrs and Tim Crouch in Nashville.
“The first time I met Dwayna I knew without question she was bound for success. She has a passion and a joy for life and her music. Being a former A&R executive, it’s one of the most important qualities we look for in an artist. She has all of that and more. Dwayna can deliver songs in all styles, whether it be Jazz, big band, bluegrass or contemporary country. Dwayna’s music will be a beautiful blessing to you.” --Larry Shell, former A&R director at Polydor Records, A&M Records and Broken Bow Records.
“What an artist to collaborate with! Dwayna has an earthy, authentic and soulful country voice that is unmistakably hers. And her beauty of musical Spirit matches her physical beauty as well. Believe me, that helps in today’s market. I was so happy and proud to hear the finished product of Dwayna’s production of our song ‘Yes I Would.’ As I continue to listen to the whole album ‘I’m the Girl I Used to Know Again,’ I am so impressed. She has great songs and has chosen great musicians, singers and studios to make for a CD of great performances. I believe this album is a classic, and I’m so proud to be her friend and co-writer.” --Hubert Eaves III, musician, producer, writer, arranger for such artists as Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Madonna, D Train, Aretha Franklin, Biggie Smalls, Miles Davis most notably.
“Dwayna Litz can sing…” –Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives
Dwayna works currently as a singer and songwriter in New York City and has written and recorded in the genres of country, pop, R&B, soul, Jazz, Adult Contemporary, bluegrass, musical theater and Christian music.