"Torch Singer Thursday" feat. Daniella Katzir
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge
Words & Photo By J-man
Among the many themed evenings at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, "Torch Singer Thursdays," stands out in that it features local area female vocalists. Last week's "Torch Singer Thursday" featured Daniella Katzir backed by a strong group of talent that included Dave Devine (Guitar), Greg Garrison (Bass) and Bill Larson (Drums) in Dazzle's Dizzy Room. The evening began with a little bit of fine tuning before the band dialed in the sound. Daniella's straight-forward acoustic guitar playing was spiced up by Dave's precise and bright lead work. Greg smiled and played off of Dave, filling in the low end with well placed notation. Bill's drumming was only as complex as what the music called for, as was the case with the rest of the group.
Folks came and went, taking in bits and pieces of the evening's performance. Daniella's vocals were soft and sweet as she sang through several originals and covers. A version of Melanie's "Brand New Key" triggered a laugh and some singing along in the small room. As the night got later the room slowly cleared out and the band played on. Dazzle continues to be a place that features music of all sorts, as that Thursday's band didn't really fit the Jazz genre, yet fit the vibe of the room. Head over to Dazzle every Thursday to catch various local "Torch Singers," celebrating Jazz, Blues and other various styles... And it's free.