Daniela Schächter

Daniela Schachter began her musical career early. She was performing in public in Sicily, Italy by her mid-teens, and also doing studio session work. She moved to Boston MA to complete her classical education. There she studied with Joe Lovano and Hal Crook, as well as Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has been awarded many prestigious awards such as The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005 and The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002. She also received the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Competition 2002. The Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with Davide. Also, she was featured on the Jazziz collector’s CD (July 2001). For one month, she was granted a full tuition scholarship to the Henry Mancini Institute. There she met Billy Childs, her favorite composer. Wayne Shorter and Keith Jarrett were the main influences on her music. Daniela has performed at many events, including the Umbria Jazz Festival and the Cape May Jazz Festival. The Cleveland Jazz Fest with Rainbow Big Band was also held. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr., the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and John Dankworth. She also performed with Terri Lyne Carrington and the New York Voices. Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams and John Clayton Jr. have also conducted her. Daniela Schaechter was a guest artist on the Marian McPartland piano Jazz radio program, June 2006, and JazzSet hosted Dee Dee Bridgewater at WGBO 88.3 FM. She currently leads her group at several NYC venues. She was also part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival 2006 as well as the Java Jazz Festival 2006. She was recently featured in the Japanese Playboy Magazine October as one of the top NYC jazz musicians. You can find her CDs “Quintet”, and “I colori del mare” on www.cdbaby.com. Splasc Records, an Italian jazz label, has released her second CD. It features Gene Jackson, Jimmy Greene, and Alex Sipiagin. Her new “vocal” CD will be out in Fall 2008. from www.danielaschaechter.net

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