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 both classy and polished yet, warm and welcoming. Her voice says, "Come on in, stay awhile, let's enjoy this..."
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 an artist, 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 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; 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, and pianist, producer and TV 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 Jose Jazz Weekend, 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 near Cabo, (away from town, off the grid, in the desert, near the ocean) with her husband and their 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 gorgeous and unforgettable vocalist Daline Jones is a living expression of talent continuing to blossom!"
- Destino Magazine, Mexico
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