Danielle Blanchard | Jazz Portrait

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Jazz Portrait

by Danielle Blanchard

Intimate, Romantic, Soulful & Bluesy selections combine in a refreshing & varied set, from Standards, Swing, Latin to Blues, recorded live in the studio by a voice you might hear every day on commercials.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Like a Lover
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2. A Ghost of a Chance
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3. That's All
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4. Caught a Touch of Your Love
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5. Dance With Me Slow
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6. Twisted
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7. Nature Boy
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8. Lazy Afternoon
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9. You Don't Know Me
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10. Foggy Night
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
If you've turned on a radio or TV in the past 24 years, there's a very good chance you've heard Danielle Blanchard's voice...

Danielle Rene Blanchard is a professional vocal musician with over 2,200 recordings & commercials to her credit throughout the US & Canada. A voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Danielle has performed on 11 recordings placed in nomination for Grammy Awards in the Contemporary Gospel & Children's Fields.

"Jazz Portrait," Danielle's latest release, promises a front row seat to a fulfilling listening experience. Much like being with Danielle and her band in a live show, the pace, mood, styles & instrumental settings put the listener through a musical ride in which they are emotionally involved. One minute Danielle is a jazz singer, an angelic chanteuse or night club torch song artist. The next, you get her mixed up with a country star, soul singer, rock or blues diva. When all is sung and done, we understand that Danielle's musical talents are still to be explored and discovered. From the jazz aficionado to the casual easy listening fan, there is something here for everyone. Welcome, take your favorite seat & enjoy the set!

What people say about Danielle:
"Danielle is a song stylist with the ability to interpret and communicate the essence of the composer's musical creation. Her vocal inflections caress every lyric as if it were married to the melodic line. She excels at shaping a phrase into a meaningful musical expression, and draws the listener into the heart of the song...We not only listen, we feel, and that's what a true artist accomplishes when they are as extraordinary as Danielle." --GENE GRIER, composer, author & publisher

"Even the butterflies have stopped dancing to soak up her sounds...Danielle has the ability to paint a picture with the way she interprets a song. She wraps the audience around every word, every note, and every nuance. Her interaction with her instrumental accompaniment is skillful but never mechanical...Most of all, she sings from the heart." - DUTCH WENZLAFF, producer, artist & composer of "Foggy Night" a Billboard Award-winning tune appearing on this album.

"Riding over all are the voluptuous vocals of singer Danielle Blanchard, who envelopes the vibrating crowd with her smoky renditions...singer's got it all--heart, soul and talent." -- Clarkston News

More information on "Jazz Portrait"
"Jazz Portrait" was recorded live in Studio A, Dearborn Heights, Michigan on June 16, 2001, except for "Nature Boy," which was recorded on June 27, 2001. Only minimal overdubs and sweetening or editing on percussion, horns, guitar or voice.

PERSONNEL:
Danielle Rene Blanchard, Vocals
James Murphy, Piano, Trumpet & Fluegel
David Gillespie, Guitar
Al Colter, Bass
Ian Levine, Drums & Percussion
Bronnie Brown, Saxophone

More about Danielle...
While Danielle keeps pretty busy performing and recording jingles and publisher demos in the studio, her 'day gig' is as a public school teacher who has enjoyed many honors, including being a Newsweek WDIV Teacher of the Year.

Danielle has a Masters in Music, and a wide array of musical experiences to match her stylistic versatility. She also sings in a professional vocal recording ensemble, EverGreen. Performances with numerous choral or vocal jazz
greats include Ward Swingle, John Rutter, Norman Luboff, and more.

Although she was raised and lives in the metropolitan Detroit area, Danielle calls Chicago her second home, having lived there while working on her masters. One of her favorite things to do on break from her studies was to sit in with Chicago piano icon, Buddy Charles, at the Drake Hotel, a relationship that continued to give her great joy during every visit to Chicago until Buddy's retirement from the Drake not so long ago.

She was sitting in with Buddy when she met Erwin 'Dutch' Wenzlaff. The fact that he was a producer with Mercury Records made for some great conversations. Dutch's knowledge of all the music spots in Chicago made him the perfect guide. Along the way, Danielle discovered that Dutch was also an artist and composer. Dutch included Danielle in two of his painted murals of Chicago jazz musicians that are on display in 2 restaurant/clubs. He also shared several songs with her, "Foggy Night" ending up on this CD!

Danielle is already working on her next recording of original material, and has a list of at least 5 other album projects she's always wanted to tackle. Sign the guestbook at www.DanielleBlanchard.com or www.DanielleSings.com to keep in touch with her creative activities.


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Amanda Ruedisueli

you rock sister!
I could listen to you sing all night. Let me know when you perform! I'll be there with bells on!

Brandon R.

This never gets boring
I normally hate listening to cds unless the have more than one artist or group on them, but this one is differnt. Each track is different from the others but all with great emotion and controll. Not only is she a great singer but also Danielle Blanchard is a great teacher I wouldn't be surprised if her and one of her students would be a famous star someday.

Rachelle Melke

This is the best thing ever!! I love this C.D
You seem like you have worked very hard on this disc. I am very proud of you. You should be very proud too! I love this C.D And can't wait to buy it, I love you Blanchard

Doneen

Impressive as usual
Always wished I had a voice like yours... such impressive range and control. The CD sounds great, love the songs and the style, your voice fits them like a glove. I get a kick out of playing this for my friends and hearing them say "wow thats really your sister?!" Keep on rockin!

Amber Beadles

You're the best
You were always my inspiration and the best choir teacher ever, I'm thankful to know you! You're CD is great! I always knew you'd be famous some day!

Mark Clark, DETROIT JAM RAG

Jazz Portrait highlights Danielle's sexy, sultry and voluptuous vocals
This CD should come with the following WARNING: Not responsible for romantic occurences upon listening to this CD. My favorite tracks are "Like a Lover," Caught a Touch of Your Love," the sexy innuendo of "Dance With Me SLow" and her smokey blues rendition of composer Dutch Wenzlaff's "Foggy Night." It's no wonder this CD was up for a Grammy in 3 categories and a Detroit Music Award in 2 categories.

annette thomas


Danielle, you should be singing with Al Jarreau. That time will come. You're amazing!!

craig alex walker (s.o.r.)

surely a masterpiece, ella would have loved you!
this cd is awesome!!!looking forward to the gospel/jazz c.d. miss you singing with the sound of rejoicing

m thor

Danielle Blanchard Jazz Portrait
Wonderful edgy soulful voice and great selection of material. Highly enjoyable.

Peter Ryan (Australia)

So glad I gave this a listen!!!
I am so glad I gave this a listen. I had some time and was looking to cash in on Cdbaby's sale. I listened to the sound bytes and then bought it. "Caught A Touch Of Your Love" has become one of my all time favourite tracks.and the rest of the album is a bunch of highlights. Great acompaniment too.
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