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Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist Daina Shukis Promotes Her Vintage Musical Catalogue With Collaborations From An Array Of Jazz Masters.

Daina Shukis’s music catalogue is comprised of jazz,rock,fusion, avant garde and blues songs recorded LIVE from some of the most well known clubs in New York City.

(PRWEB) March 03, 2014

Daina Shukis is an international entertainment veteran who’s relationships with musical masterminds throughout her career has resulted in some classic live recordings from some of the most noted venues in New York City ie. the Bottom Line and CBGB's. The trilogy of music being shared are Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape with Jeremy Steig and CBGB's power trio, Daina and the Tribe "On a Jungle Boat Ride" and "Mystic Rendezvous" instrumental.” Clear vocal tones over textures of complex rhythms, finger cymbals add an ancient world ethnic flavor to some songs. Dania is known for composing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography and since dancing was an integral part of her shows, space to develop improvisational climax was part of the musical structure.

Daina’s career has spanned the gamet from singing to dancing and acting, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University. Her songs range from a sensuous jazz/pop style to blues and rock. Her brilliant originals had the stellar accompaniment of Jeremy Steig-flute, Leni Stern-guitar, Dan Wall and Tom Coppolla-keyboards, Marvin Horne-guitar, Jerome Harris-bass, Akira Tana-drums, Fernando Saunders-bass, Jimmy Madison-drums, Ray Mantilla and Don Alias percussion, Joe Chambers and Fred Alias-drums, Paul Ramsey-bass, Lee Finklestien, Butch Cambell, Aubrey Dale, Sam Brown and John Saegert-guitar, Gene Perla-bass, Greg Carter-back up vocals and drums. "Cruise Control", "Cocoon", "Cruel World" and "Voodoo Queen" are co-authored with Jeremy Steig. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos she extracted from her vault of memorable performances. 

"I am so excited to bring these vintage audio recordings of my band "Daina and the Tribe" to the world community via The Jazz Network Worldwide and this new press release of my latest three albums. Living on the lower east side of Manhattan at the birth of the new wave pop art culture I experienced the creative force of this time period.  A blast from the past into the future” says Daina.

“Here is a cool song with a soul, it makes me feel like I am listening to a indian mix with a touch of african, very mysterious beats and the amazing touches of bells and drums. This is a very special song, that you want to listen when you are trying to get some creativity or inspiration to make something. The theatrical voice of the singer is very special and mystical, she is passionate and have very good vibrations and tones that make you vibrate and relax. It sounds like a religious song that will bless you and inspire you to rebirth and travel into heaven.” (Review from Reverbnation)

“I remember these famous venues in New York in the 70‘s where Daina’s music was performed. I can almost picture the audience in my mind closing their eyes and letting Daina and the Tribe take them on a inspirational journey” says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.

Daina is currently in the studio working on some new material and plans on releasing a new project by the fall of 2010.  To learn more and to purchase go to Daina’s official website at http://www.jazzrockndance.com.

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November 22, 2013

 

 

 this is a great sound makes you wanna stomp in your boots. i find this song taking you back when music was good. i find this artist is strong and monstrous when it comes from this fantastic vocal skills she has. she hits out standing pitches with no problems. now this is real music. i feel she is the next shelia E. the music that is behind this artist is just great i love the solo of the guitar it is the right fit to this great hit. i find that this song has to bring new funk and style to a forgotten music timeline. i find that this artist really has taken time to design and profoundly improve music itself. this is a great great song and it should be acknowledged immediately.
( review of "Cruise Control")

 

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Love the sound of the flute,the texture of it is very much like jethro tull.The very 70's sounding vocal production and the prog rock styled drum energy makes this sound very striking.The overall tone this carries is very psychadelic,love the way the singer adds vibrato,very avant garde.The bands direction is fresh,lots of influences from the early 70's here ,from hawkwind to jethro to a slightly anarchic streak,so eclectic.The flute sounds great combines with this singers voice. (review of "News Rap")
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November 24, 2013

 

Grove on! Here is a cool song with a soul, it makes me feel like I am listening to a indian mix with a touch of african, very mysterious beats and the amazing touches of bells and drums. This is a very special song, that you want to listen when you are trying to get some creativity or inspiration to make something. The theatrical voice of the singer is very special and mystical, she is passionate and have very good vibrations and tones that make you vibrate and relax. It sounds like a religious song that will bless you and inspire you to rebirth and travel into heaven. The arrangements are great, they know how to play the instruments and put them in the right place and on the right layer. This band knows what they are doing, I can assure that they will have a success in the crowd when they play their heavenly music. I like to hear more of this spiritual music! (review of "Voodoo Queen"
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An interesting departure from the standard presentation of serious music in club settings was the surprise entrance of dancer Daina Shukys toward the end of the set. Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation.  Again, Steig has dared to be different, to explore,to probe.

Chuck Berg- Downbeat Magazine

 

   Marvin Horne played with (drummer) Elvin Jones and Defunkt. He's the best jazz guitarist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He can play a steady stream of the most beautiful, melodic eighth-notes you'll ever hear, and never play the same thing twice. He's from St. Louis and he's still playing.

Vernon Reid - Guitar Player magazine March 1989

 

Dear Jeremy Steig,

On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world's top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll....

Keep swinging,

Pawel Brodowski, Editor-in-Chief

 

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Where are you located?
11421 Orleans Ln, Port Richey Fl 34668
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Composer
Tell us a little about your background...
Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group which she brought to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "At the Hawks Well" at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos presented on this website.

You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani, and Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion.

Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. She is still composing and has had some of these vintage tapes engineered to be presented at this time. More to come.
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was sent an e-mail after a review as submit-music artist
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano
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http://www.jazzrockndance.com
When Is Your CD Scheduled For Release?
January
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New Album Daina and the Tribe Smooth and Jazzy

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Come on out to Itunes for a preview

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Looking forward to the press release Jai Jai has in mind in the next couple of weeks.

I am extremely happy with the sound quality of this new album and look forward to more airplay soon. Some of my favorite songs with a new…

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Cruise Control  click here So honored to have my own station Daina and the Tribe on Pandora, click on any station, add variety and add Daina and the Tribe. click here “this sounds like a song back in…

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Lady Tecniq interviews Daina Shukis about her life and music

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Listen to LIVE Radio Interview of Daina Shukis by Lady Tecniq from Radio Revolt talking about her life and music http://www.blogtalkradio.com/power104fm/2015/03/27/talk-to-chelynn-interview-with-daina-shukisLIVE Interview of Daina Shukis of the Tribe

Daina and the Tribe has New Reviews of "Deja Vu", Love Light" and "Voodoo Queen, Dance of the Spirits"

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November 05, 2014 crowd review of "Deja Vu" - Reverbnation

"The bass line and the drums almost remind me of jazz while the guitar line makes me think of 1970's rock and roll. This is clearly a song done by musicians who put time and energy into creating a song. The drums leave just enough space to let the rest of the instruments do their thing. The way the song changes feelings so effortlessly is astounding. Amazing song!"

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At 4:59pm on February 24, 2014, Jaijai Jackson said…

Welcome Daina!

It's great to have you here with us!

~Jaijai

 
 
 

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