Born in England, raised in MA and based in NYC, Anna Dagmar creates piano-woven art-pop songs that will surprise and move you. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, she has been influenced by artists including Debussy, Keith Jarrett, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and Anais Mitchell. She has released three CD’s and the Anna Dagmar Songbook. Let the Waves Come in Threes (2009), was produced by Ben Wittman (Patty Larkin, Jonatha Brooke) and charted #6 on the Roots Music Report. It features string trio, guitarist Marc Shulman (Suzanne Vega), bassist Richard Hammond (Dar Williams), vocalist Theo Bleckmann (Laurie Anderson) and trumpeter Shane Endsley (Ani DiFranco). WVIA DJ George Graham named it, “one of the best singer-songwriter albums of the year, in a crowded field.” Dagmar has performed and recorded with Lucy Kaplansky, Ellis Paul, Natalia Zukerman, Joe Crookston and The Lascivious Biddies. She has been selected for the A-list on HPPR, the UN Day of Peace, FODfest, and WFUV’s “On Your Radar” series, five awards in the Mid-Atlantic Contest and composer-in-residence at The Nightingale School. She continues to tour and is recording her 4th album, propelled by fans, who doubled her fundraising goal on Kickstarter.com.
...solid jazz-pop songwriting, bright piano playing, and earnest, honest vocals. ....Dagmar lays out her soul on every song....fans of heartfelt acoustic music will find much individuality in Anna Dagmar's releases.
Zac Johnson - Review of Solo Songs, All Music Guide
Anna Dagmar...has more craft, soul and passion than a lot of the top bods in music crammed together.
Simon Smith - Review of Let the Waves Come in Threes, High Plain Music UK
...one of the best new singer-songwriter recordings of the year so far,
in a crowded field.
George Graham - Review of Let the Waves Come in Threes, WVIA
Anna Dagmar's album showcases her gorgeous voice, lyrical piano stylings and lovely,
Lucy Kaplansky, singer/songwriter - Review of Let the Waves Come in Threes
From the opening moments of 'Let the Waves Come in Threes,' her piano spills out over the band in these fantastic hooky cascading lines and I'm swept in
Willing to teach
BM from Eastman School of Music in Jazz Piano Performance and Music Education. Currently booked
with beginners/weekly afterschool. Open to taking adult students, scheduling lesson-to-lessons.
Special topics include composition, theory, jazz improvisation, song writing.
Experience teaching clinics at:
Southern Vermont College
Sonatina School of Piano
Mamaroneck High School
Penfield High School
Eastman Community Outreach
University of New Hampshire
Simsbury Public School (CT)