Daina and the Tribe - Daina and the Tribe Live at Soundscape with Jeremy Steig and Cbgb's Power Trio



RnB, Jazz, Pop, Avantgarde

Port Richey
Florida
USA


Band Description

If you like LIVE performances from the hot spots of New York City during the new wave pop culture with a jazz/rock/funk/fusion groove, you will enjoy these vintage audio and video recordings from CBGB's, Soundscape, Lismar Lounge and the Bottom Line.


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Artist Biography

The first album Daina produced from her vintage catalogue, Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape" with Jeremy Steig and "CBGB's" power trio, is in the artist spotlight for the 13th annual IMA music awards after having been reviewed by their judges in the LIVE performance category. You can go to this site http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014 and look for her picture (in the cowboy hat)as leader of the band with the questionaire, BIO and link to other Daina and the Tribe sites. She is thrilled by this recognition and as this link will always be functional these shows will stay preserved. Her second album "On A Jungle Boat Ride"  has been accepted into the geneome project of PANDORA and she now has her own station. "Cruise Control" also co-authored with Jeremy Steig and my own song "Sex Goddess" sole author, have been climbing the charts in coast2coast mix tapes and fm radio. We are no.1 on the reverbnation local jazz charts, 73 on the nationals and under 100 Global and a wonderful family of musicians have accepted me on their acclaimed website http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis
 
  Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group, as well as studied piano with Impressionist specialist Professor Housman and later with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey. She brought the Skidmore dance group to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "Only Jealousy of Emer " at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career influenced  the albums and videos presented on this website.
 
    You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani,  African Dancing with the great performer and teacher Chuck Davis, Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" have been  shown on cable TV.
 
    Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. Her song "Long John Silver" was incorporated into a play at the La Mama theatre in which Daina had a role as "Baby Doll"and choreographed the presentation. The Villager newspaper stated " Great Double Bill at La Mama". She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. On the road to recovery she is still composing and more recently performed her one woman 3 1/2 hr Patsy Cline tribute with originals on guitar and piano at the end of every set. She has produced 4 albums from her vintage catalogues, one instrumental album, "Mystic Rendezvous" instrumental Daina and the Tribe, on which Daina plays impressionist compositions on synthesizer. New material is in the works for the late fall. On a recently released album "Dance Of the Spirits, Daina's Tribe" are  live audio recordings of the exciting singers Judy Niemack and Carolyn Coppolla who performed with Daina and the Tribe on occasion. More to come.


Press Release
 
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist Daina Shukis Promotes Her Vintage Musical Catalogue With Collaborations From An Array Of Jazz Masters
 
  
New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Jazz Network Worldwide) Daina Shukis is an international entertainment veteran whose relationships with musical masterminds throughout her career has resulted in some classic live recordings from some of the most noted venues in New York City ie. the Bottom Line and CBGB's. The trilogy of music being shared are Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape with Jeremy Steig and CBGB's power trio, Daina and the Tribe "On a Jungle Boat Ride" and "Mystic Rendezvous" instrumental." Clear vocal tones over textures of complex rhythms, finger cymbals add an ancient world ethnic flavor to some songs. Dania is known for composing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography and since dancing was an integral part of her shows, space to develop improvisational climax was part of the musical structure.
Daina's career has spanned the gamet from singing to dancing and acting, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University. Her songs range from a sensuous jazz/pop style to blues and rock. Her brilliant originals had the stellar accompaniment of Jeremy Steig-flute, Leni Stern-guitar, Dan Wall and Tom Coppolla-keyboards, Marvin Horne-guitar, Jerome Harris-bass, Akira Tana-drums, Fernando Saunders-bass, Jimmy Madison-drums, Ray Mantilla and Don Alias percussion, Joe Chambers and Fred Alias-drums, Paul Ramsey-bass, Lee Finklestien, Butch Cambell, Aubrey Dale, Sam Brown and John Saegert-guitar, Gene Perla-bass, Greg Carter-back up vocals and drums. "Cruise Control", "Cocoon", "Cruel World" and "Voodoo Queen" are co-authored with Jeremy Steig. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos she extracted from her vault of memorable performances.
 
"I am so excited to bring these vintage audio recordings of my band"Daina and the Tribe" to the world community via the Jazz Network Worldwide and this new press release of my latest three albums. Living on the lower east side of Manhattan at the birth of the new wave pop art culture I experienced the creative force of this time period. A blast from the past into the future," says Daina.
"Here is a cool song with a soul, it makes me feel like I am listening to a Indian mix with a touch of African, very mysterious beats and the amazing touches of bells and drums. This is a very special song, that you want to listen when you are trying to get some creativity or inspiration to make something. The theatrical voice of the singer is very special and mystical, she is passionate and have very good vibrations and tones that make you vibrate and relax. It sounds like a religious song that will bless you and inspire you to rebirth and travel into heaven." (Review from Reverbnation)
"I remember these famous venues in New York in the 70's where Daina's music was performed. I can almost picture the audience in my mind closing their eyes and letting Daina and the Tribe take them on a inspirational journey," says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
Daina is currently in the studio working on some new material and plans on releasing a new project by the fall of 2014. Be sure to come by The Jazz Network Worldwide to catch Daina's feature at http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com . To learn more and to purchase, go to Daina's official website at http://www.jazzrockndance.com .


 
 



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