Daniela Schächter at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Daniela Schächter Quartet – A New Journey

Sicilian-born Daniela Schächter will be performing with her Quartet at The Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center in Washington DC February 3rd 2016 at 6:00pm.

Daniela Schächter, a jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger will introduce her new project entitled "A New Journey" in which she will offer her reinterpretation of Jimmy Van Heusen's tunes and her original compositions. Her quartet includes drummer Billy Williams, bassist Jeff Reed, and saxophonist Mike Tucker.

Schächter is not new to the Kennedy Center's stages as she has performed there with Slide Hampton during the Christmas Concert in 2005, at the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival leading her quartet featuring Terri Lyne Carrington in 2006, and with Kevin Mahogany at the KC Jazz Club in 2010 and 2014. Early in her career she appeared at the Kennedy Center during The Betty Carter Jazz Ahead and with Sisters in Jazz (2002).

Daniela Schächter toured with Patti Austin with the project BeboperElla and performed with Regina Carter in the same period. She was guest artist on the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program in 2006 and has been featured at a number of prestigious jazz festivals in US and overseas including the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, and Java Jazz Festival.

Her fourth album entitled "Vanheusenism" A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen will be officially released in October 2016.

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