Danusia Samal is a London-born actress, writer and jazz singer. Raised on music by the greats, Danusia’s unique vocals blend her London upbringing with flavours of classic jazz and contemporary soul -You get standards with a modern twist, original modern jazz, swing, R&B and even a bit of the UK urban sound!
Danusia has worked extensively as a jazz singer and performer since 2007, performing regularly at venues across London, including '100 Club', 'Park Chinois', and 'Shanghai Blues'. From 2016-2017, Danusia performed with the band of the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company, and has since written a musical and original songs with musicians from the company. She also recently released an EP 'Let's Do It' with musican/comedian Ed Gaughan, and writes and performs Busking It, a theatre and music show about her experiences as a London Underground busker, currently touring (www.buskingit.co.uk). Danusia collaborates regularly with other soul and jazz artists and is currently working on new original material.
As well as being a grade 8 singer, Danusia is a qualified vocal coach. She has experience performing solo, duo, or as part of a larger band at gigs, private functions and as session singer/featured artist. Danusia specialises in jazz, Latin jazz, and Soul/R&B but can also create a setlist to match any brief.
“You can’t help but take a sharp intake of breath when Danusia steps up to the microphone. Offstage she is a shy,
modest and self-effacing girl but as she starts to belt out the old standard “A Change is Gonna Come” her whole
being is transformed, channelled into a masterful, world-weary voice that cuts through the hot summer air straight
into the hearts of the listener.”
“Danusia’s naive, sometimes edgy optimism is stunningly likeable”
“Our eponymous heroine is played with an infectious, nervy energy by fiercely likeable Danusia Samal…”
“Ground-breaking performance by Danusia Samal”
“The performances are universally excellent