Multi-award winning jazz and gospel legend Dee Daniels’ deeply powerful debut for Cellar Music, The Promise, is a spiritual delight.
A truly revelatory album from one of North America’s most beloved jazz and gospel vocalists, The Promise is the result of a journey with breast cancer which inspired the artist to write and produce a career-changing collection of spiritual songs.
Upon learning about her condition in 2014, Daniels’ initial response was to remain calm: “I knew in my heart that I was about to embark on a journey that would lead me to the answer...”
A sultry songsmith and master of storytelling, Daniels has performed for royalty and international dignitaries on multiple occasions, and has an extensive list of performances with combos and big bands. A crowd pleaser and a musician’s musician, she is the stepdaughter of a Californian Baptist minister.
Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, she is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavouring, to the stage. She has shared the stage and/or recorded with numerous legends of jazz including Houston Person, Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Russell Malone, Cyrus Chestnut, Ken Peplowski, and Lewis Nash to mention a few.
Already a winner of the 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards’ Best Spiritual Artist and numerous Global Music Awards, The Promise is one of the most anticipated gospel and spiritual albums of the year in a time when we all need inspiration. Reviewers agree. Bobby E. Davis Jr., writing for Black Grooves, said: “Daniels sounds like many artists wrapped together in one package as she draws from jazz, classical and gospel music with her smooth inspirational voice. A force of spiritual bliss and freedom, The Promise combines both the sacred and secular aesthetic of her artistry.
One Moment In Time
I Am Forgiven
Dance With Me
Love Is The Answer