With her smooth, rich, and clear voice, Danielle Westphal
has established herself as a popular and entertaining vocalist.
Danielle's been performing since she was a little girl,
but got her real start in musicals in high school. She continued singing in
college with The University of Virginia Singers and after college in local
She was born in Paris to a French mother and American
father, but has lived most of her life in the Washington, DC area. She refined
her fluent French, sang in a luxury hotel, did jingles for Radio Monte Carlo,
and appeared on a popular French TV show while living in Monaco.
Danielle started singing full-time a few years ago after
performing for several years with a popular vocal quartet. She now performs her
originals as well as jazz, cabaret, and standard covers accompanied by some of
the DC area's finest pianists and combos.
Her list of accomplishments includes performing twice at
the White House for receptions for President and Mrs. Clinton,
performing on the former Presidential Yacht Sequoia, singing in popular clubs
in Paris, France, and performing with her jazz trio on the
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.
Her first CD, High Standards was released in June of 2002
and has been getting very favorable reviews as well as radio air time, locally
and around the world. It contains 17 cover songs performed and produced by Dan
Reynolds and musicians from her jazz combos.
Danielle recently co-produced and starred in
DC, a very successful charity benefit concert that took place
November 5, 2003. The live show is currently being produced into a concert
special by OVATION TV - The Arts Network, for broadcast in 2004 to over 56
million viewers world-wide.
More recently, Danielle started writing songs and is
currently producing the Maybe CD of her original songs which crossover jazz,
country, folk, and rock & roll styles. She performs 3-4 nights per week
with her jazz combo.