D.A. Sings Jazz will present a "Royal Wedding After Party" with romantic live music on May 19, 2018, at the Aristocrat Pub, 5212 N. College Avenue (in the heart of Sobro) in Indianapolis.
The show represents the return of D.A. & the CONVICTIONS. American Songbook vocalist Daniel Andrew (D.A. the Artiste) Young self-accompanies on jazz-style guitar, with percussion professional Kevin Kouts and master bassist Eddie “Rusty” Humphrey.
The repertoire is jazz, blues and torch. The late set will include several songs from Daniel's original show, "HEARTS and Other Sharp Objects.”
A veteran Indiana singer-songwriter, session singer and entertainer, Daniel “D.A.” Young has been a jazz singer and American Songbook Standards specialist for the last twenty years, performing in numerous Central Indiana venues.
MUSIC BIO - PERFORMING CREDITS
A session singer, nightclub performer and bandleader working in Central Indiana in the Seventies, Daniel was also performing as a singer-songwriter, with several songs recorded and published locally. In the Eighties, he was a solo act and a bandleader (D.A. & the Convictions), performing a series of downtown club shows, and the 1987 WRTV6 State Fair Best Bands Contest. In the Nineties, he produced an original pop/rock CD, "My Favorite Stranger" (1998) and performed solo, doing American Songbook standards, in small clubs, restaurants, wine bars and senior centers, all over Central Indiana.
In 2002-2004, D.A. and his trio played to large audiences in a series of elegant events in ballroom venues, including the Indy 500 Champagne Ball at the Convention Center; programs for the Perfect Wedding Guide at the Marott, Scottish Rite Cathedral, and the Indiana Historical Society; a three-night grand opening stand for Eddie Merlot's; a holiday party at the Westin Hotel; and the Indiana State Fair.
D.A. next had a weekly solo slot at Brix, A Zionsville Bistro, for over two years, and played monthly at Deano's Vino in Fountains Square in 2005-2006, as well as other restaurant/wine bar work, regionally. He put out a second CD of original songs in 2005, "Soul to the Wheel." In 2006, he produced a CD of jazz standards with pianist Ken Fary and his group. "A Place to Dream" was released in 2007, and garnered a capsule review in Indianapolis Monthly, as well as the support of Chuck Workman at WICR. That year, there were three appearances at the Chatterbox Jazz Nightclub, a Jazz Kitchen show, and two at Wolfgang Puck's at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
After a series of solo shows in 2008 at Center Stage Cafe, downtown, and a program for a large audience at the Palomino Ballroom in Carmel, D.A. retired to rest his voice and work on other projects. He came back in 2012, producing two editions of "The DREAM*BOAT Variety Show" on Mass Ave, followed by "D.A. Sing FRANK & TONY," a series at Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room (nine shows, 2012-2014). After a health-related hiatus, D.A. returned for a final show at Chef Joseph's on Nov. 25, 2017, before their closing at the end of the year.