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Recording in Hawaii

Dana will be returning to her home town of Honolulu in June for a recording session with the wonderful Honolulu Jazz Quartet which includes leader and fellow Punahou alum, John Kolivas, saxman Tim Tsukiyama, pianist Dan Del Negro and drummer…

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First recording session for next album...

We had a very successful recording session at Bay Records in Berkeley last week with the wonderful legendary jazz pianist, Larry Vuckovich, fantastic world-renown drummer, Akira Tana and the terrific John Wiitala on acoustic bass. Jeremy Goody did an outstanding…

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Napa Valley Festival del Sole Gives Back

(Excerpt taken from 'Wine Country This Week'.) It is a Summer Festival Like No Other... Each year Napa Valley Festival del Sole brings together an astonishing gathering of internationally celebrated talent, and the finest in food, wine and Napa hospitality…

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SONOMA TEEN JAZZ BAND IS ROCKIN'!

Their rehearsals are paying off and they are sounding great! And just in time for their debut performance on Valentine's Day at The Lodge at Sonoma The band consists of 15 yr. old Jake Barrett on piano, Owen Barrett (12)…

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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY!

Yes, the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society is in its 20th year of bringing mostly free jazz to Sonoma. With our free Summer concerts in the Sonoma Plaza, our bookings for the wonderful listening venue at The Lodge at Sonoma and…

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DANA JOINS THE BOARD OF SONOMA JAZZ PLUS...

Dana has the pleasure of being a part of the Education sub-committee for Sonoma Jazz Plus, Sonoma's world-class jazz festival produced by Jim Horowitz of Jazz Aspen. A part of the festival's profits get funneled into the local schools for…

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TEEN JAZZ CAMP IN SONOMA!

Fun is in store for this 2-week jazz camp, June 16th -27th, 10-1 p., for music students between the ages of 13-18, located at the Sonoma Community Center. The fee is $350. and scholarships are available. We have 4 master…

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A Great Year at The Lodge!

As 2007 comes to a close I would like to give thanks for the richness that a number of us have experienced at The Lodge at Sonoma. As I said the other night, if I could bottle it and share…

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Development for TV Variety Show

Stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting new endeavor including an emphasis on popular jazz music, comedy, positive news, celebrity interviews and human interest stories with yours truly as your host.

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Radio Theatre of the Wild West

My talented friend, writer, actor, historian, chef and doctor of wine, George Webber, invited me on to his weekly 'Sittin' by the Fireside' show and allowed me to perform a few of the characters in his ongoing saga about the…

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Invitation to Australia's Thredbo Jazz Festival!

Well, my wonderful fan and terrific new friend, Barrie Hayman, extended an invitation for an all-expense paid trip and performance fee for the 2009 Thredbo Jazz Festival Downunder. I've always wanted to put a shrimp on that barbie!