D a n i e l l e W i l s o n has always been exposed to gospel music; her mother played the organ and her grandmother was the choir director at the Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Of all the music styles Danielle has been exposed to, Gospel is her most favorite.
Danielle's vibrant and powerful voice has afforded her a wide variety of opportunities over the course of her young adult life. The spring of 2001 lead the beginning of a three-year stint with Jazzland Theme Park where Danielle played the lead role in their production of Jazz, Jazz, Jazz, a song and dance program depicting the charms of New Orleans history and culture. Then it was her audition with music Ellis Marsalis for the jazz studies program at the University of New Orleans; he told her she "had a great instrument." After a time at UNO, Danielle was invited to participate in Xavier University's 'Music-Vocal Performance' degree program that affords her a broader approach to vocal music.
September 2007 - Selected to perform - Kennedy Center - in the first ever 105 voice choir for the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Hurricane Gustav - travel fiasco - finally in DC - auditioned for solo performance during Kennedy center performance and was selected.
Career skyrockets - in her senior year
Spring 2009 - Lead role in locally produced production of Mahalia! Mahalia! Where Danielle performed the songs of Mahalia Jackson, the first Queen of Gospel Music, and received rave reviews.
April 2009 - First performance with Jamalar Agency's Spirit of New Orleans Choir at the 26th annual French Quarter Festival.
Summer 2009 - first international tour with Spirit of New Orleans choir to Spain, which included a few of her own shows featuring a repertoire of Old Gospel Spirituals.
December 2009 takes Danielle Wilson on a 9-city tour of Italy. Release her first recording project that is a tribute to Mahalia Jackson.
During her final semester at New Orleans' Xavier University, Danielle is focusing on her studies and will hit the road again later on in the year.
JAMALAR/RAMPART STREET MUSIC
P.O. Box 850092
New Orleans, La. 70185
(504) 943-0353, fax 943- 0468
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