Performance | Barbara Levy Daniels
Part of M&T Second Friday
Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30–7:30 pm
Barbara Levy Daniels performs for M&T Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney with Bobby Jones/piano, Ben Levitt/bass and Abdul Qadir/drums.
It was Ray Charles who told the management at ABC Paramount Records to sign Barbara to a recording contract in 1958 when Barbara was 12-years-old. Known then as Barbara Lyons, she recorded several 45’s, including “Dear Buddy”, one of the first songs written by Carole King. She also recorded a children’s album with Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman’s bass player.
As a teenager, Barbara recorded and performed for a few years when she decided to pursue an education and earn two masters degrees. In 1995, after raising a family, Barbara decided to return to her first love…singing good music. She recorded 2 CDs from1996 to 2005, performed at venues in the USA and also graced stages from Vietnam to Cuba.
Barbara’s 2013 CD, “Love Lost and Found”, recorded with John di Martino, has received great reviews. Some of the accolades include “…she is sounding better than ever. Her voice has depth and is under control, and she shapes her notes and phrases with a natural, conversational grace.”
Barbara’s next CD, to be released in 2015, is a tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen, features Houston Person (Saxophone), John diMartino (Piano, Musical Director), Shinnosuke Takahashi (Drums), Nanny Assis (Percussion), Gene Bertoncini (Guitar), Boris Kozlov (Bass).
Special Event | M&T Second Friday
Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30–8 pm
From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney on M&T Second Friday!