Dakota McLeod

Dakota MacLeod
vocalist, musician, contractor. a prolific vocalist who sings in all styles from jazz & classical to r & b & funk.
Currently she acts as Vocalist and Contractor for the band Nytehawke with which she and her partner and Musical Director Ray Nccari perform in venues in the metropolitan area like Frank’s Waterside, B. Smiths, Blue Note, Birdland, Lenox Lounge and Copelands. The band also provides music for Industrial shows, and private parties.
Theatre- Sang with the BBC Orchestra for the 2007 production of Chapman Roberts ?The Gospel According to Broadway? performed in the ?Hackney Empire Theatre? in London; was solo vocalist for Henry Street Theatre production of Chap Am So (Amistad Victory); and sang in a Chapman Roberts production of Broadway Soul at New World Stage Theater.
Live performances – Birdland; Denroy Morgan and Ryo Kawasaki; Freddie Jackson, Buddy Miles, Stanley Jordan; Dizzy?s club Coca Cola, Two Sopranos Sing Opera to Blues at Carnegie hall.
Recordings- She starred in a tribute album to the victims of the World Trade Disaster and co-starred in Two Sopranos Sing Opera to Blues at Carnegie hall.
She has served as Studio vocalist for and many other recordings

Ray Naccari
arranger ? musician, music production & engineering
Musical director – Two sopranos sing opera to blues at Carnegie hall November 6, 2003 that featured my Solo Piano performance of Debussey?s Clair de lune; Dizzy?s club coca cola with Benny Golson; and for the band Nytehawke as they perform in venues in metropolitan New York like Frank’s Waterside, B. Smiths, Blue Note, Birdland, and Lenox Lounge.
Live performances ? with: Jennifer Holliday, the blue note; Birdland; b.t. express; Gloria Gaynor, b. j. Crosby; (tv) bet jazz central with Ryo Kawasaki
Recordings- Played Piano and/or Keys arranged for Bob Marley ?Soul Almighty? The formative years, Shania Twain ?The beginnings;? arranged and programmed Kool and the gang ?Holiday?, Sesame Street Commercials- Monsanto; Serge Valente; pioneer stereo (Won an award for this commercial); Coors beer, Brother?s video, & audio store; Toyota; Tri-state Cadillac; Trump casino hotel; The wiz; Bwia airlines; Eastern airlines; and Swatch. Theatre- Did orchestrations for the BBC Orchestra for the 2007 production of Chapman Roberts ?the gospel according to Broadway? performed in the ?Hackney empire theatre? in London. For that production I also soloed with the BBC Orchestra in ?Live The Dream? and played Keys as part of the rhythm section for the show. Reggie Barnes Drummer from The Apollo Theater, Chuck Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown. Inducted in New England Hall Of Fame March 22, 2008