Daline’s voice has been compared to Adele, Natalie Cole, and Diana Krall, because her voice has power and sparkle, plus a soft, sultry coolness. Yet, one listen will tell you Daline's voice is completely her own. Her style is classy and polished, warm and welcoming. Her voice says, "Come in, stay awhile, let's enjoy this." She makes her audience feel like they are long time friends.
Her singing and songwriting chops are the legacy of her famous Beat-poet father, Jazz surrealist, Ted Joans. He must have known she would be an artist, naming her after his fellow Surrealist, Salvador Dali. Ted made sure Daline spent her early years listening to, and seeing, the Jazz greats in the clubs of their native New York City. That smart, fortunate exposure to Jazz, when she was so young, lead her to pursue a life in music, and now her experience onstage makes her a relaxed professional.
Daline says her musical peak experience happened on November 11, 2020, when Stevie Wonder showed up (unexpectedly and unannounced) at her gig at Cabo's "Jazz On The Rocks". The band did not know he was in the house, until a waiter came up and told them, "Stevie Wonder wants to come up onstage with you!" Daline remembers, “We thought Stevie wanted to play, so Diego offered him the piano, but he loved the way Diego was playing and instead joined me in singing ”Summertime". It was incredible!" Luckily for all, a waiter captured the spontaneous performance on a cell phone so we can all enjoy the video forever.
Daline's earliest recording sessions were for Lionel Richie and the Commodores, working with the top studio session vocalists in the business. She released several of her own critically acclaimed albums; achieving Billboard's "Top 20" on the Contemporary Jazz charts.
Headlining the famous Starlight Room in San Francisco, Daline was the lead singer for the renowned Starlight Orchestra from 1995-2005, before moving to Los Cabos, Mexico where she now makes her home.
She works with pianist/composer Diego Ramirez in the best venues of Cabo. They perform frequently at the famous Zinco Jazz Club in Mexico City and they have headlined the San Jose Jazz Weekend, San Miguel de Allende Jazz & Blues Festival, and the Life Luxe Jazz Experience. Daline's weekly gig schedule is here on her website.
Together, Daline and Diego have written and recorded many original songs and recorded several albums/CDs. They are currently at work on a new album of original songs for release in early 2024 and will perform in Copenhagen in Summer 2024.
Daline lives full time near Cabo, (away from town, off the grid) with her husband and their rambunctious dog. When she isn't gigging or recording, Ms. Jones loves teaching yoga, and is a certified professional yoga instructor. "Yoga, singing, and life; it's all about the breath" says this multi-faceted mix of talent.
"The gorgeous and unforgettable vocalist Daline Jones is a living expression of talent continuing to blossom!"
- Destino Magazine, Mexico
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