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Dane Vannatter & Donna Byrne Double Bill

Featuring: Dane Vannatter - Vocals
Donna Byrne - Vocals
Billy Stritch - Piano
Dave Zinno - Bass
Jim Gwin - Drums

Dane Vannatter has received Bistro awards for Outstanding Vocalist and for his second recording Flight by the critics of BackStage in New York. Dane has been acclaimed by reviewers at The New York Post, The Boston Globe, and BackStage for a style that "blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care."

The Boston Globe remarks "Dane Vannatter's distinctive style leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won't leave....his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!" He has been nominated for 4 MAC awards and is a Nightlife Award finalist.

Dane has performed for several years at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention in New York. In Pittsburgh, Dane has performed for First Fridays at the Frick, and sings regularly at Fairmont Hotel's Jazz at Andy's and James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy. On July 31, 2015 Dane was called to the stage by Patti LaBelle during her concert in Columbus, Ohio. After hearing Dane sing and inviting him to duet on her classic "Lady Marmalade" Patti exclaimed "You better sing, fool. My God!."

Dane will release his 4th CD Give Me Something Real in 2016 to much critical acclaim (see reviews in News section).

Donna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and was recently invited by the great Tony Bennett to open for him on his national tour (the "thrill of a lifetime" for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London's Pizza on the Park. She's also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who "thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance," and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic "It Was Me." Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform.

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