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Feel The Rhythm

by Daria

Jazz Vocalist, DARIA, fuses Latin, World and Brazilian rhythms with jazz, pop and originals.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. All or Nothing At All
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2. Under The Moon and Over the Sky
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3. Turn Around
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4. Sunshine of Your Love
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5. Feel the Rhythm
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6. Moon and Sand
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7. Fragile
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8. Luiza
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9. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
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10. Dreams of a Tango
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News: Title track "Feel The Rhythm" gets Honorable Mention from the Billboard World Songwriting Competition!!!

Listening to DARIA as she wraps her silky, sensuous voice around her latest tunes is like taking a drive on a summer day, cruising with the top down as the warm breeze blows through your hair, jazz flowing from the radio. It's a journey that celebrates the vast richness and musical diversity of Latin and world cultures. With perfect intonation, fresh interpretations and pure musicality as her trademarks, DARIA carves a new path on her latest CD, "Feel The Rhythm". Her compelling vocals move easily between jazz, fusion, pop and world styles, seamlessly blending the sounds into a colorful, pulsating whole.

"I think this CD presents a new kind of sound in jazz," says DARIA. "My voice is definitely stronger and I felt like taking chances and venturing into some new territory. My range has also increased so the way I approached phrasing and rhythm is different." The result is jazz standards and pop tunes spun into something unique. Flowing through a range of Latin rhythms, each arrangement highlights the innovative talents of DARIA and her producers. "On Stevie Wonder's 'Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing,' producer and arranger Wayne Wallace gave it a Take Five influence with a cha-cha beat. I also captured a bit of Carmen McCrae and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, coming up with an interesting mix on that tune. It just turned out that way and I'm very happy with it."

DARIA's three-octave range and distinctive, powerful voice are the culmination of years of study with acknowledged masters of jazz, classical and popular music. Continuing to incorporate her love of Latin styles of music and world rhythms with jazz, her latest offering showcases her impeccable voice. Her passion for the music she's chosen shines through as she fills each tune with life and energy. She builds on her solid jazz foundation and deftly breaks new ground, satisfying listeners of all persuasions.

DARIA also brings her songwriting talent to this CD, recording three original songs that she co-wrote with other musicians. In addition, she experiments with African, Rhumba, Samba, Fusion and Pop sounds. "Each song on this CD has its own special rhythm and tempo. I wanted to do something unusual with a blend of all of these diverse influences." This fresh approach to standards creates a much more varied and interesting recording. Each song paints a different picture, leading the listener through a palette of subtle moods and images. "With some tunes I was attracted to the melodies and others the lyrics. I wanted to have a wide range of colors to play with."

As on her previous CD, DARIA has enlisted the talents of some of the world's most accomplished musicians. "Producers and arrangers Frank Martin and Wayne Wallace are amazing and their contribution helped to fulfill my vision for this CD." Her new offering also features Alex Acuna, Jose Neto, William Kennedy, Marc Russo and members of the Turtle Island String Quartet, to name a few.

In 1998 DARIA released her CD "Just The Beginning" to high critical acclaim and national airplay. This CD featured an extraordinary lineup of musicians. Many of them had previously recorded and toured with such luminaries as Flora Purim, Carlos Santana, Sarah Vaughan and Zakir Hussain. A glowing review was featured in Jazz Improv Magazine, Vol. I, #2 (distributed worldwide). A compilation disc that accompanied the review included jazz giants Clifford Brown, Joe Henderson, and Randy Brecker and featured "You Stepped Out of A Dream," a track from DARIA's CD. "Just The Beginning" reached number 5 on the charts of WNOP radio in Cincinnati and DARIA enjoys the notable distinction of being chosen several times as favorite artist of the week on various Internet radio programs worldwide. As Jazz Now Magazine quotes, "It doesn't require a crystal ball to predict that you'll be hearing much more from DARIA."

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, DARIA grew up in a family of artists. Her father, a former classical violinist in the symphony, and her novelist mother, supported her creative endeavors. DARIA's own musical journey began at the age of 6 when she started studying classical piano. As a child, her father taught her how to read symphonic scores, giving her a foundation on which to build her skills in reading music. She sang in choirs and madrigal groups while attending grade school through high school. "I knew that I wanted to be a singer when I was a little girl," DARIA shares. "At home I was constantly surrounded by musicians and artists and I grew up listening to all kinds of music. I fell in love with jazz when I was a teen and my parents definitely encouraged me to follow my path. When I first heard jazz I was instantly hooked. I was also drawn to popular styles of music as well as music from other cultures."

DARIA's interests followed many directions: she was a member of two Bay Area Eastern European dance troupes, she earned a degree in Foreign Languages and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from New College of California, with an emphasis on early childhood music education. Many wonderful voice teachers, including two notable vocalists Bobby McFerrin and Mark Murphy, instructed her. She also studied Brazilian music with the talented and innovative Celia Malheiros, creator of Carnival in San Francisco. Some of DARIA'S influences include Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horne, Diane Reeves, Anita O'Day, Annie Ross, Mark Murphy, Elis Regina, Dory Caymi, Djavan, Stevie Wonder, Sting and Holly Cole.

DARIA has performed both internationally and locally at venues such as Yoshi's Nightspot, The Plush Room, Freight and Salvage, Noe Valley Ministry, Mr. E's Spotlight on the Square and in concerts sponsored by the San Francisco Jazz Festival and Jazz in Flight. She has appeared on KGO, KPOO, KCSM, and KPFA radio and on local cable television. DARIA has sung both backup and lead vocals on various recording projects and has done voice-overs for radio commercials. She also tours regularly with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. The internationally renowned Bread and Roses charitable organization recently presented her with a fifteen-year award of appreciation for her outstanding performance contribution. DARIA teaches voice at her studios in Marin County, California, offering classes, workshops and private instruction.

DARIA's passion for music flows through her blood and fills her heart and soul. "Singing's a natural high for me. It takes me to another realm." When everything is clicking musically she feels energized and happy. "Those are the feelings I want my audience to experience too. I want them to be moved through my music, to feel transported." That's what DARIA's voice will do to you: warmly invite you in, take you on a new journey and inspire you to embrace your passion. Be it via a sassy Latin jazz tune or a moving and poetic "Luiza," once you've arrived in DARIA's world you will want to linger. Bring your passport and get ready for the ride.

DARIA's Recording credits include:
DARIA, "Feel The Rhythm", Jazz 'm Up Records
DARIA, "Just the Beginning," Jazz 'm Up Records
"And a Songbird in a Pear Tree, Six Songs of Christmas," Flying Weasel Enterprises
Jazz Improv, Volume 1, Number 2, Compilation CD
"Voices for a Millennium," The Stroud Project, DSVS Records
"If You Believe," The Stroud Project, DSVS Records
"Center of the Rhyme," Lisa B, Piece of Pie Records
"The Sky Could Send You", Sherri Roberts, Blue House Records


to write a review

All About Jazz

"..Daria is the real deal."
"San Francisco is noted as a proving ground for hard-swinging female jazz vocalists...To this august group the name of Daria must be added. Feel the Rhythm is an exquisitely crafted album that shows off the multiple talents of the singularly named Daria. Daria's songwriting abilities are quite impressive.... profound understanding of Brazilian music is heard to great effect...Feel the Rhythm is a tremendous album that features a wide variety of musical styles. Daria is an outstanding vocal talent, equally facile in straightahead swinging, ballads, and Latin tunes.....In sum, Daria is the real deal."

Richard Bourcier, TheJazzReview.com

"Like the mythical dragons, Daria is breathing fire on "Feel The Rhythm". Her performance is hot, hot, hot. Listeners of my vintage will be reminded of Yma Sumac’s wonderful album “Mambo” with the Billy May band five decades ago....Daria boasts an impressive three octave span.....Her recent shift to a decidedly latin jazz style is a most intelligent move. Listening to Daria scatting high above the fiery rhythm is a thrill you won’t forget. It’s guaranteed to raise the hair on your neck and the goose-pimples on your arms....Five big shining stars!"

Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

“Daria is an excellent singer from the San Francisco Bay Area…..a highly individual and versatile jazz singer…her voice is both inviting and haunting, featuring a wide range and a full understanding of several styles of music….Daria’s beautiful voice constantly uplifts the material, making every selection (no matter the genre or instrumentation) well worth hearing. This intriguing set is well worth exploring.”

George Duke

"... an all around wonderful album!"
"I listened to your CD and I think it's great! The songs are good, very nice arrangements and the performances excellent - an all around wonderful album!"

- George Duke, pianist, producer, composer, arranger

Don Heckman - Jazz Spotlight, Los Angeles Times

"...First rate......Daria's clear, crystal alto, precise pitch and atmospheric w
Another wave of singers is beginning to sketch out different vocal jazz road maps....and all are individually defining their art while embracing the past and looking to the future. Their models, for the most part, are not Krall and Jones but aesthetically driven individualists such as Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy and Andy Bey....all are first rate....Daria, based in the Bay Area...has accurately titled her second album. Rhythm is the undercurrent driving most of the tracks, sometimes in such rarely heard metric formats as 15/16 ("All or Nothing at All") and 7/4 ("Feel the Rhythm"). But the album is less about offbeat rhythms than about finding different interpretive framings and making them work (with the rendering of Sting's "Fragile" a particularly impressive example). Daria's clear, crystal alto, precise pitch and atmospheric warmth bring everything together in a program that juxtaposes her originals against songs by, among others, Alec Wilder, Stevie Wonder, Angela Bofill and Antonio Carlos Jobim."

- Don Heckman, Jazz Spotlight, Los Angeles Times


Daria is an exceptional singer...
Listening to Daria is a deeply fulfilling experience.
Daria is an exceptional singer. Endowed with a 3 1/2 octave range, her voice is fluid. This girl's in command. You will never come away from one of her concerts disappointed. Her CD release celebration at 142 Throckmorton Theater in MIll Valley on Jan. 28th, ('05) brought the house down. You owe it to yourself to check out her new CD, 'Feel the Rhythm'. Once you spin it you'll be feeling the rhythm too

Jesse "Chuy" Varela

songs that speak to the heart and spirit. Feel The Rhythm, you'll be glad you di
A great album is like a great vacation. It should engage and transport you out of the doldrums, give you new experiences and insights beyond the ordinary, but most of all make you feel good. SF Bay jazz singer Daria does that on "Feel The Rhythm" by taking us on a musical cruise with ports-of-call in Brazil, Africa, Cuba, Manhattan and her own hometown of San Francisco. In the best voice, she serves as our singing captain with songs that speak to the heart and spirit. Feel The Rhythm, you'll be glad you did!

Jesse "Chuy" Varela
Music Director KCSM FM 91
Contributing writer: SF Chronicle,
Eastbay Express. Jazztimes,
Latin Beat Magazine.