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Daniela Schachter

Daniela Schächter jazz pianist and vocalist

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Daniela SchächterDaniela Schächter started early her musical career: by her mid- teens wasalready performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work.After her classical studies she moved to Boston MA as recipient of a scholarshipto the Berklee College of Music, where she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano,Hal Crook and Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards,such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in JazzCompetition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the TerriLyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duowith her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector'sCD (July 2001). The musicians that had the most influence in her music areWayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, Paul McCandless, Thelonious Monk, Bela Bartok,Maurice Ravel. Daniela has performed at the Brass Group Jazz Festival, theUmbria Jazz Fest, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cleveland Jazz Fest with theRainbow Big Band, the International Trumpet Guilt Conference, the KennedyCenter, the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Cape Code Jazz Festival, The Blue Notewith The Tiger Okoshi Quartet, the Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops andPatti Austin, the Ravinia Jazz Festival with the Count Basie Big Band and theHollywood Bowl. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri LyneCarrington, Patti Austin, Kevin Mahogany, Carmen Lundy, Regina Carter,Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn and Al McKibbonamong others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, PatrickWilliams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, BobBrookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guestartist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the JavaJazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currentlyleading her group in several venues in New York and Boston, where she resides.Her fourth album “Vanheusenism” A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen will bereleased in October 2016.Daniela is Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since 200