Donna has been a prolific and respected UK jazz singer for
many years. In the early 1990’s she had joined the touring band
“Glenn Miller Orchestra UK” and stayed on the road for
the next 5 years as guest soloist and vocal group member. After a
successful tour of Japan with the Ray McVay Big Band and the Jiving
Lindy Hoppers, Donna left the band to concentrate on song-writing
and setting up her own groups. In ’97, following a period of
recording and working as a freelance session singer Donna once again
hit the road, this time as special guest with the acclaimed big band
front-man and jazz singer Andy Prior in his touring show 'Magic of
In July ‘99, Donna was asked to re-create the voice of Rosemary
Clooney and feature on singles Mucho Mambo “Sway” and
Mambo Italiano for pop/dance act ‘Shaft’. Both songs
hit the pop charts and immediately went straight in at no.2 and
no.12 respectively. Mucho Mambo “Sway” then went on
to become a worldwide hit.
Donna released her debut CD ‘Thinking of You’ on the
‘33 Jazz’ label. The album was well received by audiences
and critics alike, receiving the ‘4 headphones’ mark
by Jazzwise magazine, and other favourable reviews in the Sunday
Observer and Musician magazine.
In addition to the work already outlined, Donna has worked alongside
many great jazz musicians such as Jean Toussaint, Norma Winstone,
Michael Garrick, Lee Gibson, Patti Andrews (Andrews Sisters), appeared
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sir George Martin, and
her TV credits include Granada TV’s Big Band Special show
with Andy Prior, RTE and French TV with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
UK. She is currently a staff member of the Guildhall School of Music
Summer School and continues to teach rock and jazz singing there
Style; Jazz, swing, latin, pop.
Band size; duo, trio, quartet, quintet
Price; Prices vary depending on band
size, location & timings.
Location; London, South, Midlands.
Donna Canale is an ideal singer for your party, wedding, corporate
and commercial event, providing superb entertainment at any event.
For further information telephone : 01442 863 429
Make the occasion with Jazz
Moods and jazz singer Donna Canale.