avant garde, free impressionism, classical romantic era, piano, flute, bass percussion
Rock, Jazz,Pop, avant garde, fusion, Cbgb's band
Exotic electric flute intro to an arrangement of Francis Poulenc (En Diligence) played on synthesizer by Daina Shukis (on the cover in ethnic attire) with a variety of sounds as Jeremy Steig creates an atmosphere to excite your imagination.
If you like LIVE performances from the hot spots of New York City during the new wave pop culture with a jazz/rock/funk/fusion groove, you will enjoy these vintage audio and video recordings from “CBGB’s”, Soundscape, 8BC, the Bottom Line, Lismar Lounge, and others to come. Daina Shukis fronts a variety of bands with many of the same players all of whom are masters in their field. Dancing has always been a big part of Daina’s act incorporating her love of middle eastern and African styles with new wave pop art attire a La Carnival. Her vision with day-glo lightly enhances the atmosphere of exotic sensuality. While Daina is dancing this combination of exceptionally talented musicians is exhilarating. Daina composes most of her own material also with co-author Jeremy Steig. She studied piano at Skidmore College with Professor Housman, an Impressionist specialist while accompanying modern dance classes at the college and later studied with Julia Ryauskas in New Jersey. Having danced professionally in middle eastern night clubs for many years hearing the best musician from the middle east she has incorporated a middle eastern flare in some of her writing. We hope you enjoy this creative mix of talented artists. (from pagelous.com)
Live audio recording from The Lismar Lounge NYC raw hot jazz rock fusion, Daina Shukis fronting an all star line up with a spectacular rockin Leni Stern duo intro with John Saegert, Brian Grace Joe Chambers-drums, Marvin Horne John Saegert-guitar, Paul Ramsey Gene Perla-bass
Genre: Rock: Avant-Prog
Avantegarde, Rock, Jazz
Jazz Pop R&B Avante
Dear Jeremy Steig,
On behalf of JAZZ FORUM, the magazine of the International Jazz Federation, I would like to congradulate you on being voted the world’s top flutist in our 16th annual international 1982 JF Top People Poll….
Pawel Brodowski, Editor-in-Chief
The use of the different, even exotic instruments to support the flute playing is very nice. I am definitely into this song so far, and think that the production value is quite fantastic. The skill of the flutist is apparent, and is well displayed.”
Daina’s Forest Dance on Lake George in the Adirondacks
December 31, 2013 crowd review of “Forest Dance” – Reverbnation
“I really like the wind instrument in the introduction. It’s extremely peaceful and relaxing to listen to. I cannot begin to describe how I felt when the intro progressed into the rest of the song. It was great! I love the tropical getaway vibe I got when listening to this. I could close my eyes and picture myself on a beach, somewhere in the Caribbean, drinking champagne while peering off into the ocean. I really loved this song. It was incredibly creative and fun. I could also imagine hearing a song like this on the radio in Hawaii, or just at some beach themed party or club.
March 27, 1979 Chuck Berg – Down Beat Magazine
An interesting surprise entrance of dancer Daina Shukis toward the end of the set… Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation… the talent and sincerity of Ms. Shukis and the musicians… Again, Steig has dared to be different, to explore,to probe.
Chuck Berg- Downbeat Magazine
March 12, 1989 Vernon Reid – Guitar Player Magazine
Marvin Horne played with (drummer) Elvin Jones and Defunkt. He’s the best jazz guitarist I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He can play a steady stream of the most beautiful, melodic eighth-notes you’ll ever hear, and never play the same thing twice. He’s from St. Louis and he’s still playing.
Vernon Reid – Guitar Player magazine March 1989