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June 12, 2009 Italian import Daniela Schaechter is a brilliant young pianist and singer, taking the jazz scene by storm. Judging by her list of awards and the number of jazz luminaries she's played with, one might think she'd been gigging professionally for dozens of years. Schaechter performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and McPartland joins in for "It Could Happen to You."
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May 1, 2008 Daniela Schaechter, born in Italy, won the 2005 Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center. The prize was a booking at the next year's Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, now on JazzSet. Schaechter features music from her CD, I Colori del Mare – The Colors of the Sea.
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