Emotionally Honest. Passionate. Lush. 

Booking: danitanzellamusic@gmail.com 

Press & Media

"Dani's music has the power and majesty of a full concert orchestra, and is simultaneously as personal and intimate as a conversation with a good friend."-William Spillette (Musician, Director)

“It’s always a breath of fresh air to hear original music that doesn’t involve the same synth sounds as the top 40 charts; music with vocals full of emotion & stories, versus the usual pitch correction & one-liner hooks. It’s even more impressive when you learn that the artist behind the music is a one-woman band, and one with a hell of a story.” -The Crush Blog (#WomenCrush Music)

"[Dani's] writing style is compelling, compassionate, and a call to healing."-Lisa Lepine (Promoter, RIP)

SingerSongwriter, Loop Artist, Chamber Pop Musician.

Dani Tanzella performing live on KGW’s “Tonight with Cassidy” show. (Portland, OR NBC news channel).

Musicians Rising Up #82. Portland, OR

Dani is a featured artist in the Hometown Media Documentary of the Year, “Solo: The Evolution of the One Man Band”.


dedication to create

An injury caused almost complete loss of use in one arm. Rather than giving up her lifelong relationship with music, Dani found herself reborn in the technology of the loop machine. She could create new layers of sound, and what was once a deficiency became a powerful tool for creating. After over 10 years of physical rehab, Dani is now back in the game with two hands (and two feet)!



 Music connects, heals, and allows for emotional processing. Bringing up the next generation of musicians with this in mind is one of Dani's passions. She has a music studio in North Portland, where students of all ages unleash their powers!

Note: The music studio currently has only limited availability for new students.If you are interested, please use the Contact link to schedule or add your name to the wait list.

Live Looping Performance

During performance, Dani creates live loops in real time, so the audience can witness the building of each song. Her instrumentation includes a variety of soundscapes: Electronic Chamber Pop, Singer-Songwriter (acoustic instrumentation with little electronic use), Band (with rhythm section, etc). She uses acoustic/electronic strings, and a variety of woodwinds.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Alexandra Photography