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Danielle Braund
"No Tears"

Reviews & Bio

--Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper April 23, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

Take a jazz pianists soul, add a dash of blues at times, and mix in some stage musical style vocals, and you pretty much get Danielle Braund's approach to her new CD No Tears.

Raised in Alberta, Braund studied classical voice at university where she was urged by her music professors into opera. According to her website bio at the same time, she found composing her own music to be the added creative outlet that she needed. With her music degree in hand, she headed to Detroit where she further honed her jazz piano and improvisation skills.

So the gal has a rather strong background in music, and it shows. She sings big. This is music akin to the likes of a Diana Krall, different in pitch and material, there is a similarity of approach.

Braund wrote all the songs here, and they are fine efforts too an example being the title cut, and How Beautiful.

This is a strong debut album which should cross over genres nicely. It certainly has the underpinnings of jazz, but isn't so far removed from something you'll hear on MuchMusic either (she needs a video for No Tears). It's a good mixture, which should earn this talented lady a lot of fans.

There is no doubt Braund was meant to sing, and she has chosen a genre which let's her push herself vocally, and as solid as this debut is, you get the feeling listening to her that she will only get better with time and experience on her side.

Definitely one for jazz fans and lovers of exciting new female vocalists.

You can track her career at www.daniellebraund.com CALVIN DANIELS



Danielle Braund is a powerful vocalist crafting emotional and involving compositions. She brings the after-hours vibe of John Mayer to her urban melodies and a big voice reminiscent of Annie Lennox.

Danielle was recently invited to open for internationally acclaimed Boyz II Men. Playing to a packed house, her dynamic stage presence and infectious urban melodies had the crowd dancing the entire set. Her fan base continues to grow with her reputation for high-octane shows featuring thoughtfully emotive lyrics and vocal lines few female singers would attempt.

Raised in Alberta, Canada amidst the honesty of roots music, Danielle studied classical voice at university where she was urged by her music professors into opera. At the same time, she found composing her own music to be the added creative outlet that she needed. With her operatic vocal dexterity and music degree in hand, she set off to Detroit where she further honed her jazz piano and improvisation skills.

In New York City Danielle focused on recording. After completing a single with Producer/Songwriter Wendy Starland (Moby, VH1 Recording Artist of the Year), for her full-length album Danielle worked with New York/Nashville producer Stephen Joseph and renowned musicians such as Dave Cook (Shayna Steele, Jennifer Hudson). When not in the studio recording she spent weekends performing as the featured artist at Asylum bar, or with local musicians at clubs such as Kenny's Castaways, Crash Mansion and bar 149.

Focusing her considerable drive and passion to the task of touring, Danielle Braund is currently organizing performances in various cities across North America. Her debut album was released in December 2007.

Danielle Braund has partnered up with Rochelle Dionne for a tour across British Columbia and Alberta this summer. Stay tuned for updates.

Danielle Braund is a musical powerhouse bringing carefully crafted songwriting, powerful vocals, and skilled piano chops to the table.

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