Born: November 27, 1854 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Dina Blade is a mainstream jazz vocalist with a relaxed style, a spark of dynamism, and a unique ability to bring music to life that has made her an adored favorite of audiences everywhere. She has appeared both nationally and internationally at jazz clubs and festivals as well as on film, radio, and television, drawing from her extensive repertoire ofclassic jazz composers and lyricists such as Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer and Dorothy Fields. With her easy stage presence enlivened by a touch of cabaret, Dina brings out subtle nuances from the melodies and lyrics of every song she performs.
Dina’s talent and love of music surfaced unmistakably at the age of eleven when she taught herself to play guitar and began creating and performing her own songs for friends and family. Now, as an accomplished musician, she passes along that same enthusiasm to students of middle school through college ages as well as seniors, offering musical programs of classic songs from the 1930’s and ‘40’s as well as anecdotes of jazz history that educate audiences as they entertain.