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Daniela Schachter

Daniela Schächter started early her musical career: by her mid-teens was already 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 scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook and above all with Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the ‘Tindari 93, Prize’ for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector's CD (July 2001)

Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Here's That Rainy Day; Darn That Dream; Come Fly With Me; Like Someone In Love/Imagination; The Second Time Around; Vanheusenism; All The Way; Polkadots And Moonbeams; It Could Happen To You; Call Me Irresponsible; But Beautiful; I Thought About You.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

So many reviews this year, in so many genres, that I've split them into two categories--"Jazz" and “Latin, World & Experimental"--in response to the feeling that I was trying to compare apples to oranges. They're presented in more or less chronological order, and the guiding principle was whether I had a clear memory of the recording ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Daniela Schächter: Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

Read "Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Italian pianist and singer Daniela Schachter goes into the “songbook" genre on this CD, doing lively spins on the work of songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen, a man responsible for more hits than I realized. I knew he had written several songs for Frank Sinatra but until seeing them here, I hadn't realized he also had a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Daniela Schachter: Vanheusenism: A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen

Read "Vanheusenism: A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Anybody who's ever adoringly listened to a large number of Frank Sinatra's hits or Bing Crosby's classics is a fan of Jimmy Van Heusen's work, even if they're not familiar with his name. Van Heusen, working alone or with top notch lyricists like Sammy Cahn or Johnny Burke, penned some of the greatest songs of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Daniela Schächter: Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

Read "Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

For the first time, Italian-born vocalist and pianist Daniela Schächter devotes her fourth album to a single songwriter: Jimmy Van Heusen. Even a cursory glance at the song list will show that to be no limitation, as these are some of the most enduring classics in the Great American Songbook. Van Heusen had a long association ...

Jan Shapiro: Piano Bar After Hours

Read "Piano Bar After Hours" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Jan Shapiro is best known as an educational fixture at Berklee College of Music. She arrived at that venerable institution nearly three decades ago and she's shaped countless voices and careers in the intervening years, serving as teacher, role model and, for more than a decade, head of the vocal department in Berklee's Performance Division. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Daniela Schächter Trio At Bar Next Door On February 4th!

Daniela Schächter Trio At Bar Next Door On February 4th!

Daniela Schächter presents: “Voice as an instrument, the music of Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland, Mulgrew Miller, Marco Panascia, Chris Potter and others..." Daniela, who's currently faculty at Berklee College of Music, has been working on several projects lately: Jimmy Van Heusen tribute, “Voice as an instrument" and an “Italian project" which are really not connected to ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Daniela Schachter Quartet At Luna Stage Jazz Series On February 10th

Daniela Schachter Quartet At Luna Stage Jazz Series On February 10th

LUNA STAGE ~ MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT JAZZ SERIES Pianist and Vocalist Daniela Schachter performs “Jazz and the American Songbook: The Music of Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen”. Ms. Schachter will be joined by tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, bassist Steve La Spina and drummer George Schuller. February 10th @ 7:00pm Luna Stage

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dolores Scozzesi: A Special Taste

Read "A Special Taste" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Los Angeles-based vocalist Dolores Scozzesi concludes A Special Taste with the time-honored Kosma/Mercer standard, “Autumn Leaves." Her approach is one of simplicity and elegance, opening the piece with Jacques Prevert's French lyrics, an alto Edith Piaf crossed with Roberta Gambarini and accented with Daniela Schachter. Scozzesi is accompanied to great effect by guitarist ...


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