Voice as an instrument, the music of Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland, Mulgrew Miller, Marco Panascia, Chris Potter and others..." Daniela, who's currently faculty at Berklee College of Music, has been working on several projects lately: Jimmy Van Heusen tribute, Voice as an instrument" and an Italian project" which are really not connected to each other. She is currently featured at NPR on Marian McPartland Jazz Piano.
Voice as an instrument" is focused on improvisation and explores several ways to incorporate contemporary melodies in the improvisations.
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Daniela has won the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005 and The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002. Also she was faculty resident at the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Competition 2008. The musicians that had the most influence in her music are Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, Paul McCandless, Thelonious Monk, Bela Bartok, Maurice Ravel. Daniela has performed at the Brass Group Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Fest, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cleveland Jazz Fest with the Rainbow Big Band, the International Trumpet Guilt Conference, the Kennedy Center, the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, ‘The Blue Note’ with ‘The Tiger Okoshi Quartet’, the Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and Patti Austin, the Ravinia Jazz Festival with the Count Basie Big Band and the Hollywood Bowl. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Kevin Mahogany, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn, Al McKibbon and Phil Wilson among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson.
Over the years, Mr. Panascia has built an impressive performance résumé, appearing with the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra, and with several distinguished artists such as pianists Herbie Hancock, Benny Green, Joe Sample, Dave Grusin, Makoto Ozone; vocalists Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Shirley Horn, Kevin Mahogany; drummers Peter Erskine, Lewis Nash, Greg Hutchinson, Rodney Green, Alex Acuna, Ben Dixon; saxophonists Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Vincent Herring, Tom Scott, Dave Koz; trumpeters Roy Hargrove, Chris Botti, Doc Severinsen, Jeremy Pelt; and other music legends, such as Quincy Jones, Carol Kaye and Gary Burton. Mr. Panascia maintains an active presence on the Internet with his website marcopanascia.com, and is scheduled to record a CD of his original compositions, one of which earned him an honorable mention in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest.
With his personal approach to the drums, Owen is much in demand as a sideman as well. He has shared stage and studio with greats such as Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, Dave Holland, Sheila Jordan and Tom Harrell, to name only a few. Being a vital part of a community of creative improvisers, Owen continues to collaborate with contemporaries such as John O'Gallagher, Andrew Rathbun, Frank Carlberg, Adam Kolker, Benedikt Jahnel, John Hebert, Ben Monder, Chris Potter, Andy Middleton, and many, many others. Owen has over 40 appearances on recordings as a sideman and continues to tour the world over, both as a leader and a freelance artist in a wide range of musical contexts.