Applause Performances: Dane Vannatter
Dane Vannatter is a welcome addition to the Cleveland music scene. A recent arrival from Boston, Vannatter is a jazz and cabaret singer who is equally comfortable performing classics from the Great American Songbook along with songs by Al Green and Coldplay.
Vannatter grew up in Muncie, Indiana, where he fell in love with music through spending time with his grandmother, who was a minister and songwriter. He's the recipient of two Bistro Awards, has been featured at the annual Mabel Mercer Convention in New York City and regularly performs in Northeast Ohio, including a set at Nightttown on March 23 at 8 p.m.
Vannatter and his trio of pianist Joe Hunter, bass player Bryan Thomas and drummer Ricky Exton performed songs by Duke Ellington, Gordon Parks and others in ideastream's Key Bank Studio for Applause Performances on 90.3 WCPN.
Joe Hunter, Bryan Thomas, ideatream's Dan Polletta, Dane Vannatter, Ricky Exton [ideastream/Dave DeOreo]