Romance of the Muse (feat. Jeremy Steig)

Daina Shukis

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Flute, bass and percussion introductions lead into excerpts of piano pieces from the impressionist and romantic era played on synthesizer with flute overlay. This creates a delightful collage inspiring a woodland walk, steep mountain trail or antique muse

As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina Shukis choreographed and wrote music for their dance group, as well as studied piano with impressionist specialist Professor Housman and later with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey. This ep shows her love of impressionism and the romantic era as she plays arrangements of these pieces on synthesizer. Crystalline Lightwaves/ The Girl with the Flaxen Hair feat. Jeremy Steig and Ray Mantilla Horicon Hill / En Diligence feat. Jeremy Steig Mirage of the Mirrors / Mouvements Perpetuels 1 feat. Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez Seventh Street Boudoir / Mazurka Opus 30, no. 2 feat. Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez Trail to the Lake / A Walk on Foot feat. Jeremy Steig and Ray Mantilla

She brought the Skidmore dance group to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "Only Jealousy of Emer " at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career influenced the albums.She brings a fervor of heart to her upcoming performance schedule and offering musical memories that only she can tell. This choice of performance once again allows for the new audience to find themselves in her music and to walk away with an impression that will be a memory etched by musical history. Looking to bring her musical story-telling to worldwide stages, big and small, from intimate to large venues with her musical potpourri will be sure to please the most eclectic of musical tastes. Have a visit to Daina's website http://www.jazzrockndance.com

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Daina and the Tribe Smooth and Jazzy

Daina Shukis

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A variety of song styles with musicians who are all masters in their field. New material fresh from the studio and remixes of new wave jazz pop rock with and vintage flare.

There are two songs which are live cuts from Cbgb's with studio masters featuring Jeremy Steig-flute, Don Alias and Ray Mantilla-percussion and a reggae duet with Judy Niemack-vocals. Daina Shukis is the vocalist and plays finger cymbals on two songs.

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Mystic Rendezvous

Daina and the Tribe

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"Mystic Rendezvous" is an instrumental album of impressionist piano music played by Daina Shukis, jazz flute over top as an intro to flute, bass,(Eddie Gomez) tabla,(Colin Walcott) trios three compositions written by Jeremy Steig, LIVE- "Bottom Line"

Daina Shukis plays impressionist and classical piano pieces on synthesizer with Jeremy Steig improvising over top on flute. This is an introduction to Eddie Gomez on bass playing a bowed impressionist style with Colin Walcott on tablas and Jeremy on flute. There are two pieces recorded LIVE at a modern dance recital where Daina Shukis is dancing Marta Zorina's choreography of "Salome's Dance" and later a musical interlude from the same "Twilight Concert". As is customary the band known as "Daina and the Tribe" plays an instrumental number before she comes on the stage. There are two LIVE audio recordings of these Jeremy Steig compositions, one from the "Bottom Line" and one from the club "Negril" in New York City. The muscians at the "Bottom Line" are Tom Coppolla-key boards, Marvin Horne-guitar, Fernando Saunders-bass, Akira Tana-drums, Jeremy Steig-flute, and at the club "Negril" Mitch Forman-key boards, Mark Eigen-bass, Kamal Zabir-drums, Jeremy Steig flute. This instrumental album has been produced by Daina Shukis from audio recordings of LIVE performances of her band "Daina and the Tribe" featuring Jeremy Steig , dance concerts and piano flute duets. Colin Walcott was a member of the exceptionally talented band "Oregon" from the 1980's and the famous bassist Eddie Gomez is a giant in the jazz world having played for many years with Bill Evans, Elvin Jones and many others. Jeremy Steig was voted number 1 jazz flute player for the world in 1982 by Jazz Forum Top People Poll. Daina Shukis wrote the studio recording of "Forest Dance" in 7/8 time featuring Ray Mantilla on percussion, Sam Brown- guitar, Dan Wall - keyboards, also showing their expertise on the Steig tune "Casablanca" with Karl Ratzer-guitar and Gomez bass. Jeremy Steig took after his father William, the renown cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine and author, his pen and ink drawing is on the cover of our album. We are sure you will enjoy this exciting mix of wonderful musicians.

March 12, 1989 Vernon Reid - Guitar Player Magazine Marvin Horne played with (drummer) Elvin Jones and Defunkt. He's the best jazz guitarist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He can play a steady stream of the most beautiful, melodic eighth-notes you'll ever hear, and never play the same thing twice. He's from St. Louis and he's still playing.

Vernon Reid - Guitar Player magazine March 1989

November 16, 1982 Pawel Brodowski (Editor-in-Chief) - Jazz Forum magazine Dear Jeremy Steig,

On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world's top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll....

Keep swinging,

Pawel Brodowski, Editor-in-Chief “Flute? Now, that is unusual and a welcome change from the junk usually going on here. And now, all sorts of rhythm sounds. You really pulled out everything on this one. I like the music and I like the unusual factors which are a pleasant surprise. This is not the sort of thing I usually listen to, but I like this one. I am going to assume now, as you pass the 90 second mark that this is an instrumental, so I cannot comment on the lyrics. You have really created a rich tapestry of sound here. There are enough rhythm instruments to make for a fascinating sound and complex rhythm. The musical instruments backing up the flute are providing a very rich picture for the flute to work again up, this was fantastic.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Forest Dance" - reverbnation “This song has a nice flute introduction, that starts to increase in the notes and the types of notes played. The use of the different, even exotic instruments to support the flute playing is very nice. This song has a ncie tempo, and would be good in a sort of a coffee shop setting. I am definitley into this song so far, and think that the production value is quite fantastic. The skill of the flutist is apparent, and is well displayed.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Forest Dance" - Reverbnation “I really like the flute or whatever wind instrument it is in the introduction. It's extremely peaceful and relaxing to listen to. I cannot begin to describe how I felt when the intro progressed into the rest of the song. It was great! I love the tropical getaway vibe I got when listening to this. I could close my eyes and picture myself on a beach, somewhere in the Caribbean, drinking champagne while peering off into the ocean. I really loved this song. It was incredibly creative and fun. I could also imagine hearing a song like this on the radio in Hawaii, or just at some beach themed party or club.

The first album I produced from my vintage catalogue, Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape" with Jeremy Steig and "CBGB's" power trio, is in the artist spotlight for the 13th annual IMA music awards after having been reviewed by their judges in the LIVE performance category. You can go to this site http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014 and look for my picture (in the cowboy hat)as leader of the band with the questionaire, BIO and link to other Daina and the Tribe sites. I am thrilled by this recognition and as this link will always be functional these shows will stay preserved."Voodoo Queen" a song I wrote with co-author Jeremy Steig has been accepted into the geneome project of PANDORA. "Cruise Control" also co-authored with Jeremy Steig and my own song "Sex Goddess" sole author, have been climbing the charts in coast2coast mix tapes and fm radio. We are no.1 on the reverbnation local jazz charts, 73 on the nationals and under 100 Global and a wonderful family of musicians have accepted me on their acclaimed website http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis

Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group, as well as studied piano with Impressionist specialist Professor Housman (and later with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey) which she brought to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "At the Hawks Well" at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos presented on this website.

You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani, African Dancing with the great performer and teacher Chuck Davis, Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion. Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. Her song "Long John Silver" was incorporated into a play at the La Mama theatre in which Daina had a role as "Baby Doll"and choreographed the presentation. The Villager newspaper stated " Great Double Bill at La Mama". She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. On the road to recovery she is still composing and more recently performed her one woman 3 1/2 hr Patsy Cline tribute with originals on guitar and piano at the end of every set. She has produced 4 albums from her vintage catalogues, one instrumental album, "Mystic Rendezvous" instrumental Daina and the Tribe, on which Daina plays impressionist compositions on synthesizer. New material is in the works for the late fall. On a recently released album "Dance Of the Spirits, Daina's Tribe" are live audio recordings of the exciting singers Judy Niemack and Carolyn Coppolla who performed with Daina and the Tribe on occasion. More to come.
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Daina and the Tribe (Live) [feat. Daina Shukis]

Daina and the Tribe

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Live jazz rockn blues impressionist avant guarde from Soundscape-Jeremy- Steig-flute, Bill Washer-guitar, Jerome Harris-bass, Kamal Zabir-drums and CBGB's Butch Cambell-guitar, Paul Ramsey-bass ,Lee Finklestein-drums, Daina Shukis-vocals + bells

Hi, this Daina Shukis and I started the band "Daina and the Tribe" in 1982 in New York City. My first gigs were at Folk City, Trude Hellers "Playroom", Max's Kansas City building up to the Café Lone Star opening for Jaco Pastorious, Soundscape, The Bottom Line opening for James Cotton, Magique, The Red Parrot, CBGB's and other hot spots in New York which feature original bands.
I was on the scene at the beginning of the New Wave Pop Culture living on the lower East Side, a block away from NYU and received a BFA in Dance/Drama. Some of my songs were incorporated into a play for Off Broadway productions at the La MaMa theatre. Dancing was always a big part of my shows and I danced professionally in the New York area with the best musicians direct from the Middle East, learning how to play finger cymbals and later incorporating bells, percussion and finger cymbals into my band performances. I met Jeremy Steig, Gene Perla and Don Alias when they played with Elvin jones at Skidmore College where I had a job accompanying modern dance classes. I met many jazz masters and they were always very supportive of my creative work. I hope you enjoy this creative mix of exceptionally talented musicians.

Love the sound of the flute,the texture of it is very much like jethro tull.The very 70's sounding vocal production and the prog rock styled drum energy makes this sound very striking.The overall tone this carries is very psychadelic,love the way the singer adds vibrato,very avant garde.The bands direction is fresh,lots of influences from the early 70's here ,from hawkwind to jethro to a slightly anarchic streak,so eclectic.The flute sounds great combines with this singers voice. (review of "News Rap")

November 24, 2013 crowd review - reverbnation

I like the sound of this now. The live-lounge sweet electric guitar at the very beginning of the song sounds pretty good. Then the introduction with the woman singing and the beat of those sweet drums! Whoa this is pretty good track! Oh god, that sweet bass too I can't believe I missed that too! Forgive me, the bass player of this song. Anyway, I live the fact that there's no chorus to this song, just a solo of instrumentals. Especially that sweet bass, man. That bass solo is just brilliant. Then the intro of the vocals again. The low tone of the bass, the high guitar and vocals, plus the sweet beat of the drums compliment each other better than the colors of the American flag. And wow, that ending too, that was live?! that was amazing, that was definitely a 10/10 and I've only ever given a 10/10 once before, to a track much similar to this, sweet bass and sweet instrumentals. Anyhow, 10/10 well played! (review of" Movie Show") November 24, 2013 crowd review - Reverbnation

The prelude of the song the presence of the rhythms and blues of the guitar combined with the accompaniment sets the tone for the artists voice. The songs melody speaks volumes of a live band at a chic and hip bar. Recommended for all music lovers! (crowd review of" Movie Show")

To me the melodies at the beginning of the song are just so tuneful and interesting that actually make you want to listen more of the song. The vocals are so distinctive and rich that they just give you this wonderful and amazing feeling once the singer, starts to sing. The lyrics are so original and amusing that they make you think a lot about, what the message of the song is. The instrumental is very balanced and varied because it has all this different types of instruments playing in the background. The artist is very professional and creative once it comes to hitting the high notes. (crowd review of "Movie Show")

Like that increadible, lead gootar, sondes kinda jazy, I could here the instuments, seperaly, and very clear , the beat starts slow and picks up, at a faster beat, the rhythem, is good , this track could deafently be a hit great qualitie song, (crowd review of" Movie Show") December 31, 2013 crowd review of "The First Time I Saw You Baby - Reverbnation “Potent song. The singing has an outstanding unity. The absolutely brisk percussion strategy maintained by the track was fun with its nifty, abstract contrast. The phrasing of this track was wonderful and the mellowness of the rhythm was remarkably rugged and dynamic. The action of the interlude was remarkable and the inspirational approach used by this song was great. The rhythm grows gracefully and the tune is really solidly exceptional. It was both otherworldly and original and the song had a very refined synth approach. A contemplative song that has good introspection.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "The First Time I Saw You Baby - Reverbnation “the sound of the music seems to sneak up on you. the beat and the compelling music is very full. the tune at hande here is crafty and together, a well blended instrumental arrangement. this singer has creativity in here voice, she playus the words to this song. has a very attractive a personable voice. makes her performance very strong, shows a talented and gifted touch in this song.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "The First Time I Saw You Baby - Reve “The lyrics to the song were quite original and thought-provoking. The lead vocal singer had a powerful voice that really delivered. The lyrics to the song were punchy and gave meaning to the overall song. The instrumental was beautifully played and the song is ready for mainstream media.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Letter to the President" - Reverbnation “Loving the snare hits that brings in the full beat! The clarinet/flute sounds is truly Celtic. The female vocalist has a 70's sound meets a Folksy band. The back up male vocals has a low grungy sound. The drummer is making such a happy rock upbeat to this whole song! The guitar is sometimes going along with the female vocalist and flute which makes it a little silly. I love it when the vocalist announces everybodys name who's playing each instrument! I had no idea this was live as it gets to the end!”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Letter to the President" - Reverbnation “like the beat of the flute kind of a sound very funky sounds like a late 70s thing really jkinf of surreal and off key I do like it she does sound a bit like kate bush but it goes a bit like jethrol tull. as well like, her voice and I like the music as well sounds kinf ,of pagan as a whole different unusual fele to it its really unusual but the music is good.”

It sounds wonderfully great. It has an acoustic melody technique and the accent was detailed; I appreciate how the rhythm and tempo bounce. It expands freely. It was delicious and thick with a wondrously stellar structure. The exceptionally raucous undercurrent design used by this song was creative and the beat sounds well flavored. (review of Love Potion, Wild Herb and Perfumed Smoke)

November 22, 2013 crowd review - reverbnation I can really catch the beat on this song! I love the introduction. The artist is incredible and her tone is just amazing. The song is not coarse or dull. Its very catchy. It makes me want to dance. The tone is very mellow and warm. The structure of the song is also very well balanced. The dynamics of the song is the perfect balance of powerful. Its not too strong, it's just perfect! (review of Sex Goddess)

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Dance of the Spirits, Daina's Tribe

Daina Shukis

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If you like LIVE performances from the hot spots of New York City during the new wave pop culture with a jazz/rock/funk/fusion groove, you will enjoy these vintage audio and video recordings from "CBGB's", Soundscape, Lismar Lounge, the club "Negril"

This album has the outstanding artists Jeremy Steig-flute, Marvin Horne, Leni Stern, John Saegert, Bill Washer, Don Tipton-guitar, Paul Ramsey, Chip Jackson, Mark Eigen, Gene Perla, Jerome Harris-bass, Fred Alias, Kamal Zabir, Joe Chambers, Brian Grace-drums, Jeff Young, Mitch Forman, Tom Coppolla-keyboards, Daina Shukis, Carolyn Coppolla, Judy Niemack-vocals. Presenting Judy Niemack on 3 scat solos. Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation. ..the talent and sincerity of Ms. Shukis and the musicians. Again, Steig has dared to be different, to explore,to probe.

Chuck Berg- Downbeat Magazine

March 12, 1989 Vernon Reid - Guitar Player Magazine Marvin Horne played with (drummer) Elvin Jones and Defunkt. He's the best jazz guitarist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He can play a steady stream of the most beautiful, melodic eighth-notes you'll ever hear, and never play the same thing twice. He's from St. Louis and he's still playing.

Vernon Reid - Guitar Player magazine March 1989

November 16, 1982 Pawel Brodowski (Editor-in-Chief) - Jazz Forum magazine Dear Jeremy Steig,

On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world's top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll....

Keep swinging,

http://www.jazzrockndance.com http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014/discover-artists-that-joined-the-13th-imas-daina-and-the-tribe-2/ http://article.wn.com/view/2014/03/04/Featured_This_Week_on_The_Jazz_Network_Worldwide_Vocalist_Da/

Grove on! Here is a cool song with a soul, it makes me feel like I am listening to a indian mix with a touch of african, very mysterious beats and the amazing touches of bells and drums. This is a very special song, that you want to listen when you are trying to get some creativity or inspiration to make something. The theatrical voice of the singer is very special and mystical, she is passionate and have very good vibrations and tones that make you vibrate and relax. It sounds like a religious song that will bless you and inspire you to rebirth and travel into heaven. The arrangements are great, they know how to play the instruments and put them in the right place and on the right layer. This band knows what they are doing, I can assure that they will have a success in the crowd when they play their heavenly music. I like to hear more of this spiritual music! (review of "Voodoo Queen"

November 24, 2013

crowd review - Reverbnation

Interesting sounding music. Powerful singer paired with a solid guitar creates a really cool sound. The lyrics are right in line with the tone of the song very far-out trance like. Excellent vocal range. I could see this song being played at a club or

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On a Jungle Boat Ride

Daina and the Tribe

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LIVE from the "Bottom Line" and "CBGB's" with Jeremy Steig, Fernando Saunders, Tom Coppolla, Marvin Horne, Leni Stern, Don Alias, Jerome Harris, Paul Ramsey, Joe Chambers, Gene Perla, Dan Wall, Ray Mantilla, Jimmy Madison, Greg Carter, Aubrey Dale

Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group which she brought to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "At the Hawks Well" at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos presented on this website.

You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani, and Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion. Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. She is still composing and has had some of these vintage tapes engineered to be presented at this time. More to come.

March 27, 1979 Chuck Berg - Down Beat Magazine

An interesting departure from the standard presentation of serious music in club settings was the surprise entrance of dancer Daina Shukys toward the end of the set. Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation. My initial reaction ("well, here's a little something for the folks not into the music") was soon reversed by the talent and sincerity of Ms. Shukys and the musicians. Again, Steig has dared to be different, to explore,to probe.

Chuck Berg- Downbeat Magazine March 12, 1989 Vernon Reid - Guitar Player Magazine

Marvin Horne played with (drummer) Elvin Jones and Defunkt. He's the best jazz guitarist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He can play a steady stream of the most beautiful, melodic eighth-notes you'll ever hear, and never play the same thing twice. He's from St. Louis and he's still playing.

Vernon Reid - Guitar Player magazine March 1989 November 16, 1982 Pawel Brodowski (Editor-in-Chief) - Jazz Forum magazine

Dear Jeremy Steig,

On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world's top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll....

Keep swinging,

Pawel Brodowski, Editor-in-Chief

  1. Cruise Control- Jerome Harris-bass and guitar, Don Alias-percussion, Aubrey Dale-drums, Marvin Horne-rhythm guitar, Daina Shukis-vocals

  2. Bad Man-Marvin Horne and Butch Cambell guitar intro, Jeremy Steig-flute, Dan Wall-bass and piano, Jimmy Madison-drums, Ray Mantilla-percussion, Daina Shukis-vocals

  3. Jungle Boat Ride-Jeremy Steig-flute, Sam Brown-guitar, Ray Mantills-percussion playing on Cocoon intro. Marvin Horne-guitar, Paul Ramsey-bass, Tyron Govan-drums, Daina Shukis-vocals LIVE at CBGB,s

  4. Rain on a Cruel World- Jeremy Steig- flute, Dan Wall-piano, Ray Mantilla-percussion on "Rain". "Cruel World" LIVE from the "Bottom Line" Jeremy Steig -flute, Tom Coppolla-keyboards, Daina Shukis-vocals

  5. Voodoo Queen-Greg Carter-drums and back-up vocals, Tom Coppolla-keyboards, Marvin Horne-guitar, Jerome Harris-bass, Daina Shukis-vocals and finger cymbals

  6. Full Wing-Jeremy Steig-flute solo and Kamal Zabir-drums LIVE from "Magique" NYC intro to "Full Wing also known as "Hip Boy" with Dan Wall-piano, Jeremy Steig-flute, Ray Mantilla-percussion, Jimmy Madison-drums, Daina Shukis-vocals

  7. Chant of the Wode- Dan Wall- piano, Jeremy Steig-flute,Ray Mantilla-percussion, Daina Shukis-vocals

  8. Love Light- Leni Stern-guitar, Gene Perla-bass, Joe Chambers-drums, John Saegert-rhythm guitar intro LIVE from the Lismar Lounge into LIVE from CBGB's with Marvin Horne-guitar and back up vocals, Fred Alias-drums, Paul Ramsey-bass, Daina Shukis vocals and finger cymbals. this sounds like a song back in the 90s this is a great sound makes you wanna stomp in your boots. i find this song taking you back when music was good. i find this artist is strong and monstrous when it comes from this fantastic vocal skills she has. she hits out standing pitches with no problems. now this is real music. i feel she is the next shelia E. the music that is behind this artist is just great i love the solo of the guitar it is the right fit to this great hit. i find that this song has to bring new funk and style to a forgotten music timeline. i find that this artist really has taken time to design and profoundly improve music itself. this is a great great song and it should be acknowledged immediately. ( review of "Cruise Control")

November 22, 2013 crowd review - reverbnation Grove on! Here is a cool song with a soul, it makes me feel like I am listening to a indian mix with a touch of african, very mysterious beats and the amazing touches of bells and drums. This is a very special song, that you want to listen when you are trying to get some creativity or inspiration to make something. The theatrical voice of the singer is very special and mystical, she is passionate and have very good vibrations and tones that make you vibrate and relax. It sounds like a religious song that will bless you and inspire you to rebirth and travel into heaven. The arrangements are great, they know how to play the instruments and put them in the right place and on the right layer. This band knows what they are doing, I can assure that they will have a success in the crowd when they play their heavenly music. I like to hear more of this spiritual music! (review of "Voodoo Queen"

November 24, 2013 crowd review - Reverbnation

Interesting sounding music. Powerful singer paired with a solid guitar creates a really cool sound. The lyrics are right in line with the tone of the song very far-out trance like. Excellent vocal range. I could see this song being played at a club or in a James Bond movie. I think there is a wide variety of people who would enjoy this song. (review of "Voodoo Queen") December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Jungle Boat Ride" - Reverbnation “From the beginning, this track lured me right into another world- one that is far less stressful than the reality I reside. Soothing and enchanting, the vocals weave around you like some sort of bewitching spell. I felt as if this track was meant for meditation or massage therapy. Or if you're an artist in need of some serenity for inspiration. However, this track will surprise you! Because the tempo and melody change to a more upbeat and awakening vibe. Once this happens, you won't meditate. I went from feeling almost sleepy to wanting to get up and dance with the unique vocals and rhythm. Never heard anything like this track before in my life- that is a compliment! This track won't be for every one's taste, but it's fun and surprising.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Jungle Boat Ride" - Reverbnation “I like the flute that begins this song. It is a very cool touch that is seldom heard. The music would be great for relaxing. It gives me a feeling of being in some exotic land and hearing beautiful music. Then the song changes into an uptempo R&b number. It is progressive and intriguing music. I give this artist credit for thinking outside the box.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Jungle Boat Ride" - Reverbnation “There's a beautiful flute sound playing progressive jazz changes on a mode. Then a sweet voice enters. The sound has no rhythm. It's spacey. Now the guitar comes in with the drums playing some funk with a incredibly fly bass. The vocalist is singing "chica chica boo" I like the bass, drums and guitar. The singer is scatting and singing going slowly down stream. Her upper register is remarkable. This is Funk Jazz.”

December 31, 2013 crowd review of "Jungle Boat Ride" - Reverbnation “Beautiful intro... Very atmospheric... Vocals are amazing, very different but very captivating... I could see this song being sampled for a hit hip hop beat... Very groovy, the bass line/drum rhythm is driving and VERY funky!

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Horicon Hill

Daina Shukis & Jeremy Steig

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Exotic electric flute intro to an arrangement of Francis Poulenc (En Diligence) played on synthesizer by Daina Shukis with a variety of sounds as Jeremy Steig creates an atmosphere to excite your imagination.

The first album I produced from my vintage catalogue, Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape" with Jeremy Steig and "CBGB's" power trio, is in the artist spotlight for the 13th annual IMA music awards after having been reviewed by their judges in the LIVE performance category. You can go to this site http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014 and look for my picture (in the cowboy hat) as leader of the band with the questionaire, BIO and link to other Daina and the Tribe sites. I am thrilled by this recognition and as this link will always be functional these shows will stay preserved."Voodoo Queen" a song I wrote with co-author Jeremy Steig has been accepted into the geneome project of PANDORA. "Cruise Control" also co-authored with Jeremy Steig and my own song "Sex Goddess" sole author, have been climbing the charts in coast2coast mix tapes and fm radio. We are no.1 on the reverbnation local jazz charts, 73 on the nationals and under 100 Global and a wonderful family of musicians have accepted me on their acclaimed website http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis

Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group, as well as studied piano with Impressionist specialist Professor Housman (and later with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey) which she brought to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "At the Hawks Well" at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos presented on this website.

You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani, African Dancing with the great performer and teacher Chuck Davis, Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion. Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. Her song "Long John Silver" was incorporated into a play at the La Mama theatre in which Daina had a role as "Baby Doll"and choreographed the presentation. The Villager newspaper stated " Great Double Bill at La Mama". She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. On the road to recovery she is still composing and more recently performed her one woman 3 1/2 hr Patsy Cline tribute with originals on guitar and piano at the end of every set. She has produced 4 albums from her vintage catalogues, one instrumental album, "Mystic Rendezvous" instrumental Daina and the Tribe, on which Daina plays impressionist compositions on synthesizer. New material is in the works for the late fall. On a recently released album "Dance Of the Spirits, Daina's Tribe" are live audio recordings of the exciting singers Judy Niemack and Carolyn Coppolla who performed with Daina and the Tribe on occasion. More to come.

Dear Jeremy Steig,

On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world's top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll....

Keep swinging,

Pawel Brodowski, Editor-in-Chief

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7th St. Boudoir

Daina Shukis & Jeremy Steig

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Electric flute and bass by Eddie Gomez into Daina Shukis playing
Chopin Mazurka Opus 30 no 2 from the Romantic Era on synthesizer over which Jeremy Steig improvises with masterful flute technique bringing new soul to this freely played masterpiece

The first album I produced from my vintage catalogue, Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape" with Jeremy Steig and "CBGB's" power trio, is in the artist spotlight for the 13th annual IMA music awards after having been reviewed by their judges in the LIVE performance category. You can go to this site http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014 and look for my picture (in the cowboy hat)as leader of the band with the questionaire, BIO and link to other Daina and the Tribe sites. I am thrilled by this recognition and as this link will always be functional these shows will stay preserved."Voodoo Queen" a song I wrote with co-author Jeremy Steig has been accepted into the geneome project of PANDORA. "Cruise Control" also co-authored with Jeremy Steig and my own song "Sex Goddess" sole author, have been climbing the charts in coast2coast mix tapes and fm radio. We are no.1 on the reverbnation local jazz charts, 73 on the nationals and under 100 Global and a wonderful family of musicians have accepted me on their acclaimed website http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis

Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, where she also took piano lessons with Impressionist specialist Professor Housman (and later studied piano with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey) she choreographed and wrote music for their dance group which she brought to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. Daina directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "At the Hawks Well" at Skidmore where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos presented on this website.

You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani, and Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion. Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. Her song "Long John Silver" was incorporated into a play at the La Mama theatre in which Daina had a role as "Baby Doll"and choreographed the presentation. The Villager newspaper stated " Great Double Bill at La Mama". She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. On the road to recovery she is still composing and more recently performed her one woman 3 1/2 hr Patsy Cline tribute with originals on guitar and piano at the end of every set. She has produced 4 albums from her vinatage catalogues, one instrumental album on which Daina plays impressionist compositions on synthesizer, "Mystic Rendezvous". New material is in the works for the late fall. Recently released on "Dance Of The Spirits, Daina's Tribe" are some live audio recordings of the exciting singers Judy Niemack and Carolyn Coppolla who performed with Daina and the Tribe on occasion. More to come.

On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world's top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll....

Keep swinging,

Pawel Brodowski, Editor-in-Chief

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Deja Vu (Live)

Daina and the Tribe

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Live audio recording from The Lismar Lounge NYC raw hot jazz rock fusion, Daina Shukis fronting an all star line up with a spectacular rockin Leni Stern intro, Brian Grace Joe Chambers-drums, Marvin Horne John Saegert-guitar, Paul Ramsey Gene Perla-bass

March 12, 1989 Vernon Reid - Guitar Player Magazine Marvin Horne played with (drummer) Elvin Jones and Defunkt. He's the best jazz guitarist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He can play a steady stream of the most beautiful, melodic eighth-notes you'll ever hear, and never play the same thing twice. He's from St. Louis and he's still playing.

Vernon Reid - Guitar Player magazine March 1989

The first album I produced from my vintage catalogue, Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape" with Jeremy Steig and "CBGB's" power trio, is in the artist spotlight for the 13th annual IMA music awards after having been reviewed by their judges in the LIVE performance category. You can go to this site http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014 and look for my picture (in the cowboy hat)as leader of the band with the questionaire, BIO and link to other Daina and the Tribe sites. I am thrilled by this recognition and as this link will always be functional these shows will stay preserved."Voodoo Queen" a song I wrote with co-author Jeremy Steig has been accepted into the geneome project of PANDORA. "Cruise Control" also co-authored with Jeremy Steig and my own song "Sex Goddess" sole author, have been climbing the charts in coast2coast mix tapes and fm radio. We are no.1 on the reverbnation local jazz charts, 73 on the nationals and under 100 Global and a wonderful family of musicians have accepted me on their acclaimed website http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis

Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group, as well as studied piano with Impressionist specialist Professor Housman (and later with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey) which she brought to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "At the Hawks Well" at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos presented on this website.

You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani, African Dancing with the great performer and teacher Chuck Davis, Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion. Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. Her song "Long John Silver" was incorporated into a play at the La Mama theatre in which Daina had a role as "Baby Doll"and choreographed the presentation. The Villager newspaper stated " Great Double Bill at La Mama". She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. On the road to recovery she is still composing and more recently performed her one woman 3 1/2 hr Patsy Cline tribute with originals on guitar and piano at the end of every set. She has produced 4 albums from her vintage catalogues, one instrumental album, "Mystic Rendezvous" instrumental Daina and the Tribe, on which Daina plays impressionist compositions on synthesizer. New material is in the works for the late fall. On a recently released album "Dance Of the Spirits, Daina's Tribe" are live audio recordings of the exciting singers Judy Niemack and Carolyn Coppolla who performed with Daina and the Tribe on occasion. More to come.
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Voodoo Queen Dance of the Spirits (Live)

Daina's Tribe

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If you like LIVE performances from the hot spots of New York City during the new wave pop culture with a jazz/rock/funk/fusion groove, you will enjoy this audio recording from "CBGB's", World Ethnic Rhythms summoning "Chango" and "Damballah" for dancing.

The first album I produced from my vintage catalogue, Daina and the Tribe LIVE at "Soundscape" with Jeremy Steig and "CBGB's" power trio, is in the artist spotlight for the 13th annual IMA music awards after having been reviewed by their judges in the LIVE performance category. You can go to this site http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014 and look for my picture (in the cowboy hat)as leader of the band with the questionaire, BIO and link to other Daina and the Tribe sites. I am thrilled by this recognition and as this link will always be functional these shows will stay preserved."Voodoo Queen" a song I wrote with co-author Jeremy Steig has been accepted into the geneome project of PANDORA. "Cruise Control" also co-authored with Jeremy Steig and my own song "Sex Goddess" sole author, have been climbing the charts in coast2coast mix tapes and fm radio. We are no.1 on the reverbnation local jazz charts, 73 on the nationals and under 100 Global and a wonderful family of musicians have accepted me on their acclaimed website http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/DainaElizabethShukis

Daina Shukis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance/Drama from New York University as well as studying voice and specialized in writing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography. As a dance accompanist at Skidmore College, Daina choreographed and wrote music for their dance group which she brought to her Alma Mater Emma Willard School. She directed the production of the William Butler Yeats play "At the Hawks Well" at Skidmore, where she met Don Alias, Gene Perla and Jeremy Steig when they performed with Elvin Jones at a concert. These friendships lasted many years and their support of her music and dancing career resulted in the albums and videos presented on this website.

You may remember Stuart Klines View of Culture in his New York City News cast. Daina can be seen dancing at the Port Said where she was house dancer for many years. Prior she danced at the Egyptian Gardens and later other notable clubs in the New York area as well as Ft. Lauderdale and the West Coast. These clubs brought the best musicians from the Middle East to perform in New York and her love of Greek, Turkish and Arabic music shows in some of her writing and performances. She also had a great love for the art of ballet and took class regularly at the American Ballet Center in New York City and studied with Mellisa Hayden, Ola Fatum and Elizabeth Carrol at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She studied Baharata Natyam with Sukanya the daughter of the famed Indian dancer Indrani, and Modern dance with Paul Sanasardo, Arlene Laube and Stuart Hodes. Her choreographic piece danced to her own music and the improvisation of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, "Tlalocs Forest, Cocoon into Butterfly" was shown on cable TV on occasion. Daina has sung for "Sesame Street" animations for children's television and performed for many years with her own band "Daina and the Tribe" in the New York City area at such notable clubs as the Bottom Line (opening for James Cotton), The Lone Star (opening for Jaco Pastorious), CBGB's and many others. Her song "Long John Silver" was incorporated into a play at the La Mama theatre in which Daina had a role as "Baby Doll"and choreographed the presentation. The Villager newspaper stated " Great Double Bill at La Mama". She was assaulted and severely injured and was not able to continue her career. On the road to recovery she is still composing and more recently performed her one woman 3 1/2 hr Patsy Cline tribute with originals on guitar and piano at the end of every set. She has produced 4 albums from her vintage catalogues, one instrumental where she plays synthesizer and now "Dance Of The Spirits, Daina's Tribe" featuring Jazz Duets with the exciting singers Carolyn Coppolla and Judy Niemack. New material is in the works for the late fall.

Groove on! Here is a cool song with a soul, it makes me feel like I am listening to a indian mix with a touch of african, very mysterious beats and the amazing touches of bells and drums. This is a very special song, that you want to listen when you are trying to get some creativity or inspiration to make something. The theatrical voice of the singer is very special and mystical, she is passionate and have very good vibrations and tones that make you vibrate and relax. It sounds like a religious song that will bless you and inspire you to rebirth and travel into heaven. The arrangements are great, they know how to play the instruments and put them in the right place and on the right layer. This band knows what they are doing, I can assure that they will have a success in the crowd when they play their heavenly music. I like to hear more of this spiritual music! (review of "Voodoo Queen"

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