“It's a voice that utterly captivated me the first time I heard it. The voice of Daria in action. No matter what she was singing, embracing the balladry of Great American Songbook standards, romping through familiar pop tunes, swinging jazz riffs, dipping into the roots of the blues and beyond. …Daria is a singer with the talent to place her in the upper levels of the jazz vocal art.” Don Heckman, The International Review of Music
“Her interpretations are ‘reimagined’ and filled with surprises and creativity…no predictable versions. ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ (which included some scatting) was worthy of Ella Fitzgerald.” - Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene
“There is something of Sheila Jordan in the way that she tells stories” - Raul da Gama
Origin Records Recording artist, DARIA - An innovative singer and songwriter with a beautiful voice, unerring pitch and wide vocal range. Daria blends Jazz, Brazilian music, Afro Cuban and world rhythms to create her own powerful and expressive style. She has performed Internationally at clubs and festivals including Montreux Jazz, Yoshi’s,
E Spot, The Sound Room. Daria has performed with Joe Sample, Christian McBride, Alex Acuña, Abe Laboriel, Otmaro Ruiz, Bob Dorough among others.
A standout performer with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks for 10 years, DARIA’s shows are always engaging, entertaining and rhythmically compelling. She sings with courage and imagination. The way that she interprets lyrics is honest and real, it draws you in and mesmerizes, covering a wide emotional range from heartache to the exhilarating thrill of driving a cool car down the open road. DARIA's effortless scatting showcases her extraordinary range. Her original songs demonstrate a depth of character and creative vision. Her original takes on the Beatles and her unique spin on Jazz and pop standards gives fresh new life to familiar tunes.
Daria has 3 critically acclaimed CDs, "Just the Beginning", produced by Ian Dogole and "Feel The Rhythm", produced by Frank Martin and eight-time Grammy Nominee, Wayne Wallace. The title track, “Feel The Rhythm", a beautiful Brazilian style original, received Honorable Mention at the Billboard World Music Competition. Her current CD, “Strawberry Fields Forever, Songs by the Beatles” was released in April 2016 on Origin/OA2 Records. She is included in the book ‘THE JAZZ SINGERS’, “The top 521 jazz singers of all time.”, by Jazz critic, Scott Yanow