Marcya Daneille has created a niche for herself as a cross-genre vocalist, vocal coach and band leader with an inspiring, eclectic musical sensibility. This will be a treat to hear her sing a tribute to the one and only Billy Holiday.
Marcya Danellie- Vocals
Mike Evans- Drums/Percussion
Alan Harris- Bass
Terry Harris Jr.-Piano
$13 Door Charge
Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education.
Holiday had mainstream success on labels such as Columbia Records and Decca Records. By the late 1940s, however, she was beset with legal troubles and drug abuse. After a short prison sentence, she performed at a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.
Marcya resided in New York/ New Jersey for more than a decade. She operated a private voice studio which catered to both professional and novice singers of all ages. Marcya’s philosophy of singing is “healthy singing across genres”. During her time out East, she gradually transitioned to a cross-genre career and began coaching with Mr. Burt Eckoff, a Jazz pianist who had work with a number of critically acclaimed singers including Dionne Warwick, The Drifters, Eddie Jefferson, and most importantly Dakota Staton.