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Dani Assis

Dani Assis is a Brilliant Vocalist and Composer, striking audiences with his ability to story-tell using his agile, crooner sound. A voice that effortlessly bridges continents and transcends genres, Dani Assis is a true up and comer in the world of modern jazz. With a rich deep heritage from the rhythmic heart of Brazil, Dani infuses every note with a blend of samba rhythms, bossa nova persuasion, and the rich improvisational traditions of jazz. His performances are a mesmerizing journey through lush harmonies and soulful melodies, leaving audiences spellbound and craving for more.

Having graced renowned stages across continents such as “Blue Note” “Birdland”, “Dizzy’s club”, “Jazz Forum” including international bandstands with stints in Japan and Turkey, Dani has shared his musical prowess with diverse audiences. With a natural charisma and an undeniable stage presence, he invites listeners to become part of the musical narrative he paints.

As a recording artist, Dani has worked with many of his favorite musicians including Maestro Ron Carter, Lenny White, Randy Brecker, Nanny Assis, Pete Levin and more! Experience the sheer beauty and boundless passion of his music as he takes you on a sonic voyage you won’t soon forget.


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Introducing Vocalist Dani Assis

Read "Introducing Vocalist Dani Assis" reviewed by Sanford Josephson

This article previously appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Vocalist Dani Assis' bio points out that he was born into a musical family. That is an understatement. “When I was younger," he said, “I didn't know there was anything else to life other than music because both my parents were musicians. My mom, Adriana Quadros, is a wonderful singer, and my father, Nanny Assis, is a percussionist (and singer), so I remember being under 10, just crawling under the ...

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Winner Of The 7th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition Announced

Winner Of The 7th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition Announced

Source: Frank Vardaros

The Blues Alley Jazz Society is pleased to announce the winner of the 7th annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition—Dani Assis (New Canaan, CT). 2nd Place Winner is Aviana Gedler (West Des Moines, IA), and 3rd Place Winners are Angelina Kolobukhova (Minsk, Belarus), Arvin Ma (Shanghai, China), and Tina Hashemi (Charlottesville, VA). The competition included some of the most musically versatile student vocalists from around the globe and has attracted submissions from continents and countries as expansive as the “First ...


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Life Without You

Ilana Lipsztein Music


To Love Again -...

Nanny Assis Arts


Life Without You

From: Life Without You
By Dani Assis


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