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Dina Blade is a singer with a relaxed sense of time and swing who spent her early childhood watching old cartoons with jazz soundtracks and has been enthralled with the music ever since. An effervescent performer with a devotion to the timeless songs from the 1930s and 40s Great American Songbook, Dina has has graced stages in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Cuba and Brazil. As an American jazz vocalist, Dina’s recording of “Indian Summer” is regularly featured on Nationally Syndicated Music Choice Radio. Herself a dancer, Dina’s most recent cd was recorded for dancers with her quintet Swingin’ in the Rain and includes fresh interpretations of swinging classics like the title track “Shall We Dance”, “Night and Day”, “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” and other great songs. In addition to her skills as a vocalist, Dina is also an accomplished guitarist and tap & swing dancer. At a young age she played folk songs on guitar to accompany her singing, gradually expanding her repertoire to include American Blues, Jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova. She performs in Brazil often, using music as a rich exchange to open doors along the way. Dina’s fifth cd, “Bossa Amazônica”, was recorded in the Amazonian region of Acre and features local musicians whom she later invited to the U.S. for a musical tour of the Pacific Northwest. As a singing ambassador, Dina’s popularity continues to grow from her recordings, performances and clinics that entertain, educate, and connect with audiences worldwide.


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”Smoother sub-genres of jazz can be difficult to capture dynamically, yet Dina Blade pulls this off flawlessly.” — Conner Creighton, Earshot Jazz (Bossa Amazônica cd review)

“Words can’t express how much I love this CD. Dina Blade has created a masterpiece.” – Homeandheart, Amazon (Review of Sentimental Journey: Songs from WW2)

“This is a rather addictive recording” – Jon Aldous, London (Host of the Dorothy Fields Website) (Review of I'm in the Mood for Love and other songs by Dorothy Fields)

“Seattle vocalist Dina Blade’s passion for the great American songbook is evident in her straightforward singing style and thematic glimpses of musical history that characterize her CD’s and live shows as providing further proof that for Dina Blade, it’s all about the song.” ~Doug Bright, Heritage Music Review

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