Jazz/Blues Styles

Dee Daniels is a unique female jazz, blues and symphony pops vocalist, in part because of her background and her incredible four-octave range. In fact Dee Daniels is a legend in her own time. Dee has several top jazz/blues CDís to her credit which include Feels So Good, Love Story, Wish Me Love, Let's Talk Business, Dee Daniels Live at Biblo, and her current top 10 CD JAZZINIT.

In 2002 Dee was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and a plaque was installed on Vancouverís Walk of Fame. In 2003 Dee received the prestigious Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and was inducted into the University of Montanaís School of Fine Arts Hall of Honor.

As you listen to Deeís CDís, you will hear a variety of musical styles, which were drawn from her early years as a gospel and R&B singer. Whether Dee is sing traditional jazz or blues, soul jazz or soul blues, or even smooth jazz she is a delight.

Jazz as the term "jazz" has long been used for a wide variety of styles, a comprehensive definition including all varieties is elusive. While some enthusiasts of certain types of jazz have argued for narrower definitions which exclude many other types of music also commonly known as "jazz", jazz musicians themselves are often reluctant to define the music they play. Duke Ellington summed it up by saying, "It's all music."

Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes. It emerged in African-American communities of the United States from spirituals, work songs, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. There are varied blues styles, African blues Atlanta blues British blues Canadian blues Chicago blues Detroit blues Kansas City blues Louisiana blues Memphis blues New Orleans blues St. Louis blues West Coast blues. Each is a genre of the blues style.

Soul jazz was a development of hard bop which incorporated strong influences from blues, gospel and rhythm and blues. Although the term "soul jazz" contains the word "soul," soul jazz is a distant cousin to soul music, in that soul developed from gospel and blues rather than from jazz. Unlike hard bop, soul jazz is a style of jazz generally emphasizing repetitive grooves and melodic hooks, and improvisations were often less complex than in other jazz styles.

Soul blues is a style of blues music developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s that combines elements of soul music and urban contemporary music. Singers and musicians who grew up listening to traditional electric blues (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James etc.), soul singers (such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Otis Redding) and gospel music wanted to bridge their favorite music together.

Jazz/blues is a musical style that combines jazz and blues. The term also refers to any tune that follows the standard 12-bar blues chord progression, whilst being played in the jazz style, rather than the traditional blues style. Blues music was a major influence in the development of jazz, and such tunes are extremely common in the jazz repertoire.

Smooth jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary. The smooth jazz style contains many different styles of music such as blues, rock, Latin, R&B, funk, hip-hop, and jazz. The smooth jazz style is a flexible and open to interpretation. Since the late 1980s and into the 1990s, it has become successful as a radio format.


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