Donna Canale is a prolific and highly respected jazz singer with over two decades of experience. She has toured extensively throughout the world, appeared on numerous TV shows, and sung lead vocals on a number of Top Twenty hit singles.
After five years touring with the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK in the early 1990s, Donna went on to tour Japan with the Ray McVay Big Band. Later in the decade, she was a special guest singer with acclaimed big band frontman Andy Prior’s Magic of Sinatra show. In July 1999, she was asked to recreate the voice of Rosemary Clooney for the hit singles ‘Mambo Italiano’ and ‘(Mucho Mambo) Sway’. This last was a worldwide hit, only kept from the UK number one spot by Lou Bega’s ‘Mambo No.5’. She has worked alongside several jazz greats, including Patti Andrews of the Andrews Sisters, Michael Garrick, Norma Winstone, and Jean Toussaint, and has sung with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. TV credits include Granada’s Big Band Special and appearances on French TV.
Donna’s debut solo CD, Thinking Of You was released by the 33 Jazz label in 2002 to great acclaim, receiving ‘four headphones’ in Jazzwise, and other favourable reviews in the Observer and Musician magazine. Alongside her teaching at ICMP, Canale also teaches rock and jazz singing at the Guildhall School of Music Summer School.