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Anna Danes is a top Billboard jazz recording artist. Her current critically acclaimed album, “Find Your Wings”, was recorded at the iconic Capitol Studios in Hollywood. It debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz charts, Top 25 in all of Billboard Jazz, and Top 13 in Billboard Traditional Jazz!
The multi-talented, LA-based performer, songwriter and music producer has quickly made big waves in the jazz world. Anna immediately set herself apart as a sultry, glamorous and humorous modern songstress of jazz “with the sensitivity and interpretative abilities closely akin to Sinatra’s”.
Anna’s story is that of the American Dream. She was born in communist-controlled Poland (on the 4th of July!). During those harsh childhood years, she dreamt of a better life, while watching Hollywood movies and immersing herself in the tunes of Frank Sinatra.
When Anna was 10 years old, she and her parents escaped Poland and made their way to Sweden. After a year, they ultimately ended up in Canada, where Anna completed law school.
20 Years ago, love and marriage brought the young attorney to California, where she worked in the family business and later became a stay-at-home mom.
It was six years ago Anna first discovered she could sing. Her seven-year-old daughter expressed no interest in singing lessons she had been given as a gift. So Anna took the lessons instead, When the instructor first heard her voice, she was blown away. Anna had just discovered her passion.
The rest, as they say, is history! Two albums later, she has produced shows for clients like Neiman Marcus and The San Diego Symphony. She has created a very successful Southern California jazz showcase and she regularly sings the National Anthem to crowds of 45,000 people.
Anna is also now acting. She recently had a supporting role in the film “Fatal Perfection.” And, she recently completed shooting an episode of the new reality series “180: Turning Point,” which focuses entirely on her story.
When she is not performing or acting, Anna shares her inspirational story in a variety of speaking engagements called “concert speeches”. She recently did a TEDx Talk where she delivered an uplifting message about grit, perseverance and chasing your dreams.
Anna Danes has experienced hardship; living under communist rule, two bouts with breast cancer and a difficult divorce, yet she doesn’t define her life by the past, rather she defines it by the classic Sinatra lyric – “The best is yet to come!”
“Anna Danes is a STAR!” - United Press International