~ English ~
Daniela Schächter started early her musical career: by her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After her classical studies she moved to Boston MA as recipient of a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook and above all with Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector's CD (July 2001). She was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the Henry Mancini Institute for one month; there she met Billy Childs her favorite composer. Daniela has performed at the Brass Group Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Fest, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cleveland Jazz Fest with the Rainbow Big Band, the International Trumpet Guilt Conference, the Kennedy Center, the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Blue Note with The Tiger Okoshi Quartet, the Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and Patti Austin, the Ravinia Jazz Festival with the Count Basie Big Band and the Hollywood Bowl. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn, Al McKibbon and Phil Wilson among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currently leading her group in several NYC venues. Her first CD Quintet is available on www.cdbaby.com. Her second CD, "I colori del mare" which features Gene Jackson, Jimmy Greene and Alex Sipiagin among others, was released with the Italian jazz label Splasc Records. Her third CD entitled "Purple Butterfly" was released at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in NY (2008). Daniela is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since Spring 2008 and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University since Fall 2013.

~ Italian ~
Daniela Schächter, pianista cantante e compositrice, nasce e cresce a Messina e nel 1999 si trasferisce negli Stati Uniti d’America. Qui, ancora studente al Berklee College of Music, studia con Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, Joanne Brackeen, Phil Wilson, Billy Childs e si esibisce con Patti Austin, Tiger Okoshi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Regina Carter, Christian McBride e Phil Wilson Rainbow Band; inizia cosi una carriera strepitosa. E’ vincitrice de “The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition" 2005, “ The Sisters in Jazz Competition" 2002, “The Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Competition" 2002, “The Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scolarship" 2000 e il “Premio Tindari" 1993 come migliore jazz duo con il fratello Davide Schächter. “Jazziz" Magazine del 2001 la include fra le migliori musiciste jazz del momento. Appena laureata dal Berklee College of Music, ha gia’ suonato nei migliori Jazz Festival di tutto il mondo: Umbria Jazz, Cape May Jazz Festival, Cleveland Jazz Festival, Lugano Estival Jazz, International Trumpet Guilt Conference, Ravinia Jazz Festival con la Count Basie Big Band, Sarasota Jazz Festival e inoltre si esibisce su palchi prestigiosi come Symphony Hall (Boston, MA) con I Boston Pops e Patti Austin e Hollywood Bowl con Shirley Horn. Daniela e’ stata inoltre diretta da Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr, Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer e Justin DiCioccio. Trasferitasi a New York Daniela si concentra sul suo progetto di musica originale influenzata e dal jazz contemporaneo e dalla musica classica. Registra tre CDs a suo nome: “Quintet", “I colori del mare" pubblicato dalla Splasch Records che si avvale di un gruppo di musicisti di calibro straordinario come Gene Jackson, Alex Sipiagin, Jimmy Greene, Walter Smith, Oleg Osenkov e il fratello Davide fra gli altri e il piu’ recente “Purple Butterfly" dove la pianista/cantante interpreta per lo piu’ jazz standards riarrangiati e un paio di brani originali. Oltre che a New York, Boston e Washington si esibisce con il suo gruppo al Cape Cod Jazz Festival 2004, Java Jazz Festival 2006 e Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival 2006. Nello stesso periodo collabora con musicisti come Slide Hampton, Kevin Mahogany, New York Voices, Ingrid Jensen, Donny McCaslin e Ari Hoenig. Recentemente Daniela e’ stata ospite in due famosissime trasmissioni radiofoniche: Marian McPartland Piano Jazz in cui si esibisce in un incredibile duetto con la legendaria pianista e JazzSet condotta da Dee Dee Bridgewater nella quale viene trasmesso un concerto registrato al Kennedy Center (Washington DC) del Daniela Schächter Quartet con Alex Sipiagin e Terri Lyne Carrington. Al momento Daniela insegna nel Voice Department al Berklee College of Music Boston MA. Per maggiori informazioni si prega di visitare il suo sito www.cdbaby.com/danielas2.