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JACOB H. CARRUTHERS FOR INNER CITY STUDIES
If you think you've made up your mind about jazz, hold your verdict because the jury's still out. Dayna Lynn is redefining this art form for the 21st century by bridging the gap between generations: she is introducing some and reacquainting others to scat singing. Forget the hackneyed and melodramatic shoo bee doos and dwee bops that you may be accustomed to. The smooth melodic lines she weaves are enough to make anyone a believer.
A graduate of Chicago's premiere fine arts high school, The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Dayna Lynn knows music and she is music. She picked up her first instrument, piano, at 3 and didn't stop there; picking up flute and saxophone along the way. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in vocal jazz from Webster University in St. Louis. Not only is Dayna Lynn a performer she has also music directed several musical theatre productions including Congo Square Theatre's Black Nativity (adapted by Mike Malone) and Ifa Bayeza's The Adventures Kid Zero.
Her current project the master hand: r and b bop (Spring/Summer 2009) is a carefully written symphony with Dayna Lynn as songwriter, producer and arranger. R and B Bop is contemporary and classic, complicated harmonies make a bed for simply executed melodies. It combines the soul of rhythm and blues with the intellect of jazz. As gems for the heart, water for the spirit and food for the mind, the songs on this album present a variety of subjects; all through the lens of Dayna Lynn's love for people and love itself.
Tags: Flute, Jazz, Piano, Voice
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