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Danna Leese was born and raised in Washington D.C. Gospel choir, musical theatre and childhood music studies enhanced her desire for the stage. Her style has been influenced and inspired by many genres of music and its artists. Jazz, hip hop, electronic lounge, disco and house music are her institutions.
She is a familiar face in several cities and in many musical ambients around the globe. Cielo and Boom Boom Room in NYC, Opium and Villa Azur in Miami, Dreamers in Marbella. Club 29, Billionaire Club ,360 and Le Baron in Istanbul. Blue Marlin, Privilege, Space and Amnesia of Ibiza, CDLC and W Barcelona, Fire in London and Buddha Bar and Le Baron in Paris and many upscale private events and weddings around the world.
She has sung in many important International Music Festivals such as: BOOM, Victoria Jazz Festival and was the opening act for George Benson and James Brown in Barcelona’ Grec festival with her acid jazz group Princes of Time that she released 2 albums with. Though she is a Criminal Law graduate from University of Florida, she has a performance history in theater and theatrical studies and has worked 4 years with the internationally acclaimed theater company La Fura dels Baus.
Her electro-lounge latin house group Stigmato lnc received great international recognition with their album and single ‘ Reality Check ’ appearing in Hotel Costes CD (6th edition). The song also was chosen for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2 ‘ Money Never Sleeps ‘.
Stigmato Inc has performed worldwide in various electro lounge festivals, jazz festivals, private events and clubs. Dj. Kascade remixed their song ' Strive to be happy ' to hit the charts in U.S.A.
Danna’s latest clubbing hits are ‘ Rise Up ’ with Dik Lewis on Matinee Group compilations,‘Let it Go!’ with Dj Alex Seda under Nervous Records and ‘Jet Set ’ with Javi Mula with Blanco Y Negro records.
Her duo performances with DJ Tarkan gained big success in Turkey,Greece and Bulgaria while several of her new singles are expected to be released this year.
Many other songs and vocals have been released in the past under recording labels such as VALE Music (Spain), IRMA (Italy), Apricot (Fr), Solar Sides/Private Lounge (Fr) and Utensils Records (USA).
She has shared the stage with well celebrity djs such as David Morales, Bob Sinclair, Mark Vedo, Javi Mula, Carlos Gallardo, David Penn, Jamie Lewis, DJ Tarkan and Maxi Jazz of ‘ Faithless ’.
Danna Leese currently resides mainly in Istanbul and in Barcelona.
This power house diva composer and lyricist has a talent for creating good times with foot stomping vibes. On stage she is a vocal instrument that has dynamic presence, rhythm and endless creativity.
Her clubbing sessions with Djs are colored with vocal diversity, riffs, rhythmical sounds, familiar and unfamiliar melodies are executed in her concerts and which on occasions are accompanied by musicians and visuals to achieve continual flow of surprises and heart thumping vibes! Skilled improvisation is mixed in to keep it fresh! Her songs and productions are a fusion of many styles.
GIVE HER THE MIC SHE ’LL ROCK THE NIGHT. GIVE HER SOME BASS SHE’LL MOVE THE PLACE. GIVE HER SOME CHORDS SHE’LL MAKE THEM SOAR. GIVE HER A CROWD WATCH HER BRING THE FREQUENCY UP !
HER STYLE IS VERSATILE.
THE ANALOGICAL DIGITAL DIVA SINGS HEAVEN TO EARTH !