San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
DANiiVORY will be performing a set of LIVE music with full band in The Foundation Room at House of Blues.
Tickets will be $12 at the door, so secure your ticket online prior to the show and save:)
When & Where
Hailing from the black and golden city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Yes, she is a die hard Steeler’s fan), DANi grew up in a music-clad household, listening to the vibratos of Maria Callas while she was still in her mother’s womb and mesmerized by the classical piano stylings of Vladmir Horowitz and Arthur Rubinstein as a toddler. Her musical world was shaped early on by her mother, who was a professional organist, choral director, and liturgical musician. Although DANi’s musical ear and first piano lesson came from her mother, she also adapted artistic and analytical traits from her father, an engineer with architectural, creative writing, and visual art talents. Hard-work, versatility, discipline, and the courage to follow dreams were all important themes in the household, so it wasn’t a surprise when DANi decided to ditch her MCAT, exchanging a career in the medical field for that of a musician.
DANi went on to receive scholarships at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music for studies in Vocal Performance under the direction of Claudia Pinza (Ezio Pinza’s daughter) and for entering talent at Boston’s Berklee College of Music for studies in Vocal Performance, Contemporary Writing, and Production. During her time in Boston, DANi developed a strong ear for jazz and blues, which incorporated the classical technique she was raised on while expanding her ears and fingers into improvisational technique. She performed several nights a week regularly as both a keyboardist and singer to help supplement her income while studying and taking classes during the day.
Eventually, DANi found herself wondering the streets of Venice Beach, California with a brand new album solely constructed on her own in her hands. "Momento", a collection of 10 jazzy singer-songwriter songs with a soulful twist, was released in August 2009. Ms. iVORY still had a different sound brewing inside her muse. She joined the indie-folk-rock band, Silent Star, with former members of Critter Jones, Corey Miller and Mickey Madden, as keyboardist, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist.
In 2010 and 2011, DANi was chosen as keyboardist and backing vocalist for Cee Lo Green in his all-girl backing band, Scarlet Fever. What was only supposed to be a short promotional tour turned into over a year’s worth of concerts and expeditions. DANi has appeared on The Tonight Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, Jools Holland (twice), Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, Colbert Report, Good Morning America, and Lopez Tonight just to name a few. She has shared London’s Wembley Arena stage with The Foo Fighters, shared festivals bills and stages with Weezer, Sublime, Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Neyo, and Big Boi (from Outkast), and even opened for Prince at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Following Cee Lo, DANi landed a band membership as keyboardist and background vocalist in Grammy Award winning, Imagine Dragons, and Disney sensation Bridgit Mendler, who she performed and toured with throughout 2011 and 2012. In December 2012, she played her first show as keyboardist for Beyonce at the Wynn in Las Vegas on New Years Eve and continued to perform with Beyonce in the Superbowl XLVII halftime show which was televised to over 50 million viewers. DANi successfully completed 132 shows for the Mrs. Carter World Tour in 2013-2014 as one of Beyonce's keyboard players.
DANi recently released her debut EP "Forever Yours", which is available for download on iTunes and CD Baby. DANi will be performing shows in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California venues throughout Summer 2014. Catch dates and other information by visiting her website at www.daniivory.com.