Dida, an Israeli guitarist and singer based in New York, has a special talent for storytelling. It doesn’t matter if it is a jazz tune, a blistering blues number or an old country song, Dida sings with a voice that’s playful, warm and resonant. With perfect diction, charm, and a great voice, she sings the words. She gives them meaning and weight. (Jazz Hot France) Fabio Morgera, a trumpet player and producer, was one of the first to notice Dida’s talents and promise. He put together her first recording project. “Dida plays and sings” was released by the Italian label “Red Records” in 2011. It features Roy Hargrove, Gregory Hutchinson and two of the most prominent jazz musicians today. “All About Jazz” voted the album one of the top albums of 2011. It stated that “Pelled’s warm voice is both soothing and intoxicating.” Her guitar playing, which is built around her round sound, strong comping abilities and soulful single-note solo lines, puts her in a class of her own. (All About Jazz). Dida recently graduated from The New School’s Jazz Department with high honors. She was then able shift her attention to recording the music she had accumulated with Tal Ronen. It is a cohesive, eclectic statement that covers Dida’s wide range of musical interests. These songs were a result of years of performing in smaller and larger venues around the world, such as Smalls Jazz Club and Rockwood Music Hall, City Winery and Highline Ballroom, Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center, and worldwide at the Fillmore Jazz Festival- SF and Padova Jazz Festival (Italy), Atlanta Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival and Red Sea Jazz Festival. Grammy-winning engineer Helik Hadar recorded Dida’s latest album, “Modern Love Songs”. Sam Yahel plays the organ. It was released in Israel in May 2015, and the US in May 2015. The album is also available in Japan and Italy at retailers. The album was released in France on September 14, 2015, and Dida celebrated its release at Nancy Jazz Festival in October 2015, and Sunside Jazz Club (October 2015). Dida just recorded her third album, “A Missing Shade Of Blue”, an instrumental bluesy guitarist/organ trio featuring Rodney Green on drums, Luke Carlos O’Reilly on the organ and special guests. Her next album will be her second under the Italian label “Red Records” and will be available in spring 2016. www.didamusic.com

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