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Danae Greenfield

 
 
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Biography

As a mere 18 month-old, Danae Greenfield’s tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on a battery-operated, single octave toy keyboard given to her by her parents. Playing this color-coded keyboard in her Bellevue, Washington home, marked the start of Danae’s pursuit of music. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons which were interspersed with other genres. She transitioned to jazz at the age of 12. Danae immersed herself fully in jazz during her high school years, performing with Newport’s and Bellevue College’s top jazz bands, as well as an Honors Jazz Ensemble.

After graduating from Newport in 2013, Danae moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music where she was awarded a performance-based full-tuition four year scholarship. Danae has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Terell Stafford, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. She has performed in venues such as the Paramount Theater and Tula’s Jazz Club in Seattle, the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, and Golden State Theatre in Monterey, CA.  Danae was also invited to participate in the Next Generation Jazz Festival in April 2017 as a clinician and performer. 

 
 

Danae graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance and Professional Music in May 2017. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY, where she is evolving her sound as a pianist and performer of creative music. She leads two bands: a jazz acoustic trio and an electronic quintet, which combines elements of jazz, fusion, hip-hop, and electronic music. Danae also plays folk, rock, pop, and funk, and is a member of other bands including Allegra Krieger, Rae Isla, Beccs, and Miette Hope. In addition, Danae also performs regularly at corporate and private events. Since moving to New York, Danae has had the opportunity to play at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Pianos, Soho House, Ludlow House, Baby’s All Right, Bowery Electric, The Owl Music Parlor, C’mon Everybody, DROM, Silvana and Shrine, among others.  

Danae is delighted to be on the faculty of Keys to Success music school in NYC, where she shares her passion for music by providing private lessons to children and adults of all ages.  Danae is committed to nurturing her students’ creative expression of their compositional and improvisational piano skills as she fosters their love of music.

 

Artist Statement~

Art is a term that encompasses human expression- through literature, drama, dance, visual forms and music. The art form of music, specifically, is unique. It is generated by means of a communal gathering of people in a given space, with the goal of producing sounds through various mediums and instruments. The experience of music offers individuals a sanctuary from daily realities which, for some, can be quite harsh and exclusionary. Music exists as a means by which we can free ourselves from the limitations of social class and coexist, in harmony, as individuals. Consequently, there lies an element of authenticity in music that mitigates human suffering; a suffering that can be transformed into positive, creative energy. This presents a beauty that, in turn, increases the human potential for happiness. Music, and art as a whole, is vital to the survival of culture and society. -Danae


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Upcoming Shows

 

February 1

With Lilla at Pantages Theatre, WA

(Opening for Trombone Shorty)

February 2

With Lilla at Revolution Hall, OR

(Opening for Trombone Shorty)

February 5

Danae Greenfield Quintet at Nublu Classic

February 8

Danae Greenfield Quintet at C’mon Everybody

February 19

With Gee Clifford at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, 8 pm

February 23

With Scotch Mist at Mercury Lounge, NYC, 7:30 pm

March 10

With VGM Collective at the Black Cat LES, NYC

March 18

Danae Greenfield Quintet at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, NYC, 11pm

With Special Guest Alec Gaston

March 19

Femme Jam at C’mon Everybody, NYC, 8pm

March 20

With Rae Isla at Gramercy Theatre, NYC

March 31

With Allegra Krieger at Arlene’s Grocery

 
 
 

Past Shows

October 5

With Fatai at Austin City Limits Festival, TX

October 12

With Fatai at Austin City Limits Festival, TX

October 17

Danae Greenfield Quintet at Mercury Lounge, NYC (with Naia Izumi),

October 25

Danae Greenfield Quintet at Nublu Classic, NYC

(with MAE.SUN

October 28

Danae Greenfield Quartet at Pianos Upstairs

November 7

With Miette Hope at El Cortez, NYC

November 29

Danae Greenfield Quintet at Niagara Bar, NYC

December 1

With Lilla D’Mone at Silvana, NYC

December 12

Danae Greenfield Quintet at Bowery Electric, NYC

(Map Room, with Lilla D’Mone)

December 16

With Leah Rich at Rockwood Music Hall , NYC

December 27

With John Otten at Egan’s Ballard Jam House, WA

January 3

With Sungazer at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

January 15

Femme Jam Session at C’mon Everybody, NYC

January 16

With Taylor Kelly at Groove, NYC

January 18

With Jonathan Hoard at National Sawdust, NYC

January 23

Pickup Show With Amber Navran at Hotel Cafe, LA

January 25

Danae Greenfield Quintet at Fais Do Do, LA

January 26

Danae Greenfield Quintet, LA House Show, Email for address

January 29

Danae Greenfield Quintet at the Blue Whale, LA

with Amber Navran

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Video/Audio

 
Danae Greenfield Quartet performs Danae's original "Willow Tree" live at Berklee College of Music.
 
 
Tony Solis- Bass Jharis Yokley- Drums
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