“Dana’s wide-ranging musical influences are evident through her own unique sound. Her vocal dexterity spaces the spectrum from deeply meditative to soaring, soulful resonant highs.”– Van Morrison
“… a jazz singer of real note… will long be remembered for the exceptional quality of her voice.” – All About Jazz
Dana Masters was born and raised in the deep south of the United States of America by a family who ushered in and were deeply involved with the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s. Granddaughter of a celebrated Civil Rights Activist, Dana’s music reflects the joy, sorrow, pain and delight of the human experience. Loved by global audiences her work is equal parts meaningful and memorable, full of joy and inspiration.
Residing in Ireland, Dana fell into the Irish and UK Jazz scene at a young age and never looked back. Her unique sound of jazz, infused with the music she grew up on (soul, funk, r&b and gospel), connects deeply to those listening.
A seasoned performer, Dana has performed for the Pope, President Clinton and Secretary Clinton, Tony Blair as well as presented a major music documentary on BBC, My Name Is Ottilie. In addition to her growing solo career, Dana spent 7 years touring with Van Morrison as a featured vocalist.