Daline’s singing and songwriting chops are the legacy of her Beat-poet father, Jazz surrealist, Ted Joans. He must have known she would be artistic, naming her after 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 own 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 he wanted to play and Diego offered him the piano, but he loved the way Diego was playing and just wanted to join me in singing Summertime. Unbelievable!" 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, where she worked with the top studio session vocalists in the business. She went on to release several of her own critically acclaimed albums; achieving Billboard's "Top 20" on the Contemporary Jazz charts, working with smooth jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright, keyboardist Lonnie Jordan of WAR, jazz guitarist Ron Eschete, keyboardist Tim Heintz, composer and trumpeter George Shaw, and pianist, producer and musical director Joe Massimino, among many others.
Headlining the famous Harry Denton‘s Starlight Room in San Francisco, under the direction of pianist Kent Strand, 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 made a big impression in Mexico, performing frequently at the famous Zinco Jazz Club in Mexico City with her own group, and also as lead vocalist with the 17-piece Zinco Big Band. Daline has headlined the San Miguel de Allende Jazz & Blues Festival, the Life Luxe Jazz Experience, and she is always asked to sing for every large music festival and event in Los Cabos.
Daline lives full time in Cabo, (away from town, off the grid, in the desert, near the ocean) with her husband, their sweet cat and rambunctious dog. When she isn't gigging or recording, Daline 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 DALINE JONES GROUP
With a brilliant group of musicians, the Daline Jones Group plays a hip blend of Jazz, with an edge of Latin and Pop Soul. Most often, Daline works with her musical partner, award-winning composer and pianist, Diego Ramirez (from Mexico), on keys and vocals. Playing together for more than 16 years, Daline & Diego have created a brand that now has legions of fans all over Mexico and the US. They successfully toured the US as a Duo for six years. They also compose and write together, and have recorded more than 8 CDs.
For large events, Daline and Diego call their friends to join them. Musicians such as the high-energy Joaquin Gonzalez (from Guadalajara) on drums and percussion, Diego's brother, the extraordinary Arturo Ramirez on violin, Cabo's favorite rocker, Victor Cosio on guitar, and the always smooth Howie Clifton on saxophone. They customize their show to fit the event and the crowd, whether it's Jazz standards, Latin tunes from salsa to samba, old-school pop, or rock and reggae. The music will light up the stage with energy and make everyone feel good. Contact them for your event well in advance.
The Daline Jones Group is based in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico. Contact Daline through this website (on her Contact page)
Check them out: www.youtube.com/dalinejones or go to the links on her "Watch!" page.
Recent Event Clients include: The Guardsmen, NJ Chapter; Mercedes-Benz of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Honda/Acura of America, One&Only Palmilla, Querencia Country Club, Le Blanc Hotel, Hilton Los Cabos, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar, Hewlett-Packard, ABC Television, JR Reynolds, Club Cascadas Hotel Los Cabos, Club 96 at Palmilla Los Cabos, Fiesta Americana, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, Temptations Resort Los Cabos, TerraMar, Destination Management Company of Mexico, Sir Francis Drake Hotel of San Francisco, CA and many private clients.
MORE SPECIAL EVENTS
LifeLuxe Jazz Experience 2019 and 2021 Los Cabos MX (www.lifeluxejazz.com)
Jazz Festival Weekend San Jose del Cabo 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Zinco Jazz Club, Mexico City 2007. 08, 09, 10, 11, 12,14, 2022
Atizapan Jazz Festival, Mexico City 2015
The Music Village, Mexco City Concerts 2015, 2016
El Rincon de la Malinche in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sept 2010
San Miguel Jazz Festival 2008 and 2009
Concerts on the Marina Cabo San Lucas Mexico 2009, 2010
LigaMAC Jazz Festival San Jose del Cabo Mexico 2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
"The gorgeous and unforgettable vocalist Daline Jones is a living expression of talent continuing to blossom!"
- Destino Magazine, Mexico
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