Anna Danes is the true definition of inspiration, transformation and beauty. A rising jazz singer-songwriter, the former lawyer and stay-at-home mom reinvented herself at the age of 43. On a whim, she stepped in to her daughter’s voice lesson when the precocious seven-year-old refused to sing, and took a shot at something she’d never done before. After she finished, the teacher looked up in astonishment and said, “Wow! Where did that come from?!” She has been inspiring others with her music and story ever since.
It was through her love of music and classic jazz that she found her way out of some very dark and trying times. As her marriage of 12 years began to fall apart, Anna’s deep connection to jazz music and an affinity to a beautiful bygone era gave her something to focus on when all that had previously kept her grounded was being thrown into chaos. She encourages other women to seek their true calling and purpose by “finding their wings” and not settling for less than they deserve. This motivational message is woven into all she does, including a book she’s writing called “Find Your Wings.”
You can find Anna performing monthly at Jazz on Cedros, an ongoing series that she developed and produces in Solana Beach that showcases the best and brightest talent from San Diego’s rich jazz community. Look for her next show on a date to be announced shortly at Carruth Cellars’ brand new location.
This summer, Anna will be launching her second album, “See You In LA,” which was recorded at Capitol Studios’ legendary Studio A with Grammy-nominated producer, Dave Darling, at the helm. To pre-promote the release, she recently kicked off her 2016 media tour in Albuquerque at NBC affiliate KOB-TV and will continue with upcoming appearances in Tucson, Jacksonville, Chicago, and other select markets.