Paul van Wageningen
|Danielle Wertz (2016)|
|Vocalist Danielle Wertz has just graduated from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, but she's been singing in jazz bands for half her life, since she was a pre-teen.
Danielle was named the first winner of the Young Artist contest in the 2012 Washington Women in Jazz Festival, and in October 2015 she was one of 11 semi-finalists in the international Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, which over the past 25 years has been a major stepping stone for countless young musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists alike.
Despite her youth, Danielle has already appeared on both sides of the world, from Russia to the USA, and, in her native country, on both sides, from her native Washington DC area to the west coast. In fact, it was from her Best Coast Tour of California, Oregon and Washington that KCSM grabbed her for the desert island.
|# 1||Miles Davis||Miles Ahead||My Ship||Columbia|
|# 2||Norma Winstone||Well-Kept Secret||A Timeless Place (The Peacocks)||Koch|
|# 3||Duke Ellington||The Queen's Suite||Sunset and the Mockingbird||OJC|
|# 4||Tin Hat||the rain is a handsome animal (17 Songs from the Poetry of e.e. cummings)||now (more near ourselves than we)||New Amsterdam|
|# 5||Joni Mitchell||Blue||California||Reprise|
|# 6||Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock||Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out||Like a Lover||ABC|
|# 7||Irene Kral||Where Is Love?||Where Is Love?||Candid|
|# 8||Gerald Clayton||Life Forum||Future Reflection||Concord|
|# 9||Carmen McRae||Live at the Sugar Hill, San Francisco||Sunday||Mainstream|
|Book||Khalil Gibran, "The Prophet"|
|Luxury Item||An acrylic paint set|