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  • Nosey Folks Blues

    This piece was written by Marcya Daneille and Wycliffe Gordon. It can be found on Marcya's CD "Keeping It Simple". Marcya Daneille, vocals and Wycliffe Gordon, trombone and piano.

Marcya Daneille

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artist bio

*Classically Trained * Jazz Influenced * Soul Inspired

Born in Germany and raised in the Midwest, Marcya Daneille has dedicated most of her life to pursuing the dream of becoming a professional singer. Classically trained in both piano and voice, as well as a member of ASCAP, Marcya has created a niche for herself as a versatile singer/songwriter with an inspiring musical sensibility and impressive technical skill. She can swing a Jazz Standard, deliver a heartfelt rendition of a Negro Spiritual and may even toss in an aria or art song for fun.

As a competitive singer during her undergraduate studies at the Chicago Musical College (currently known as The Music Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University) Marcya was able to continue developing her career as a singer which began when she was only a sophomore in high school. She is the recipient of numerous awards in Classical music including Young Artist of the Year with the Lakeview Music Society, Young Artist of the Year with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, an honorable mention from N.A.T.S. (National Association of Teachers of Singing), as well as a Young Artist slot at the International Art Song Festival held at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. Marcya was granted her first contract with a regional opera company (Lyric Theater of Illinois) as a freshmen in college. Upon graduating from college Marcya continued to sing professionally as a member of Lincoln Opera Chicago, but eventually left the area to attend the University of Iowa on a full graduate fellowship. At the University of Iowa Marcya completed graduate coursework in Voice Performance. Marcya juggled her academic studies while maintaining a private voice studio of her own and an active performance calendar.

Shortly after relocating to the East Coast, Marcya established herself as a Voice Coach, focusing on cross-genre training to a diverse clientele of up and coming singers. Desiring to expand her creative palette, Marcya decided to pursue her passion for Jazz and began coaching with a former accompanist for the late Dakota Staton.

Marcya has recorded and/or performed with various local and international Jazz artists. In 2009 Marcya, along with her mother as an Executive Producer, released her first CD entitled "Keeping it Simple." In 2010 "Keeping it Simple" was re-released with Mr. Gordon and Marcya as Co-Producers. The revised project includes an original tune, "Nosey Folks Blues" which was co-written by Marcya and Mr. Gordon. Marcya maintains an active schedule as a band leader and session singer in Jazz, R&B and Gospel. She has even recorded Dance Music which has been released in Europe.

Marcya has performed at New York venues such as Rose Theater (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Alice Tully Hall, Miller Theater at Columbia University, S.O.B.s, Sugar Bar, Crash Mansion, 5C Caffee and Caffe Cielo. A few of Marcya's career highlights in Jazz include a featured vocalist spot in a Mary Lou Williams Centennial Concert at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City, headlining with her sextet The Marcya Daneille 6 at Freedom Hall (2010 and 2011) and headlining at the Summer Sizzle Jazz Festival in Milwaukee (2011/2012).

artist statement


As a voice teacher, Marcya Daneille teaches what she practices: healthy, efficient singing which is based on the Bel Canto method. Marcya has worked professionally in a wide variety of genres including Classical, Latin, R&B and currently Jazz. Marcya uses a unique, cross-genre approach to teaching the principles of healthy singing within various styles of music and also encourages her students to enrich their lesson experience by including the fundamentals of music theory (ear training, sight reading, etc.) in each lesson.

For clients who may already be working professional singers or have professional aspirations, Marcya Daneille offers vocal coaching on audition repertoire and performance practices. Marcya views herself as a guide who inspires students to find their own voice and explore their individuality as artists. Please email Marcya for more information on taking voice lessons with Marcya.