Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! Here are some of my favorite Christmas tunes.
Are some of your favorites missing from the playlist? Put the titles in a comment!
Be sure to Follow @danaricemusic EVERYWHERE to stay in the loop!
Ever wished you could stop the world for a moment? I know I have. In fact, I wrote a new soulful R&B groove about it called Make Believe that comes out Nov. 10th! It’s filled with all your new favorite things and none of the things that weigh you down or try to block your cool.
And speaking of cool, here’s some new Make Believe swag for your social media accounts. Just drag the pic above and the one below to your desktop or touch and hold on your mobile device to save to your camera roll. Then all you have to do is share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and anywhere else you post online. And hey, remember to tag @DanaRiceMusic in your post so I can see it too!
Make Believe is a 3 minute and 29 second getaway that will have you pressing repeat again and again. Seriously no kidding – my amazeballs producer Jayne Olderman really laid it down with this one! I can’t wait for you to hear it! Click here for a preview…
When I was just a little girl my family told me so many things that would help shape me into the person I am today. One of those things was the idea that “It’s lonely at the top.”
In my mind that didn’t mean they didn’t want me to reach for the top. In my mind it meant that I needed to take others to the top with me. That lesson has never left me and I try to live by it in everthing I do – especially in my teaching. That’s why whenever I have the chance to help a student go to the next level, I do my very best to help them get there.
That’s what happened with my student Mary Rene Quarles. She is the singer featured in the video above. Last spring I started a project called Fun Sized Concerts in which each student would be able to sing songs written by me just for them and perform them LIVE on Facebook. While I was writing Monday Is Coming for Mary Rene’s concert, she had some pretty good ideas for some of the lyrics. That’s how she came to be one of the co-writers of the song!
From then until now she has released her first single at only 13years old and today is releasing her first music video! I am so happy to be able to be on this journey with her. And just in case you’re wondering – yes, you will be seeing more from me and some of my other students as well! This is only the beginning.
Be part of what the “cool” people are doing in the ATL on Saturday 9/2 at Jazz In The Ring! Tickets are available at jazzinthering1.eventbrite.com
See You There!
Have you ever witnessed Jazz in a boxing ring? That’s what the audience at the inaugural Jazz In The Ring event developed by A Lady Named Pearl and Biggs Boxing did recently. From the moment you walked into the gym there was a feeling of being transported to a funky cool, happy place! I had the distinct pleasure of being one of the featured artists for this one of a kind event AND having my son, Tre’ aka “Mr.Treezy” accompany me on keyboard. Click below to get a taste of what we experienced at Jazz In The Ring.
Are you ready to experience Jazz In The Ring for yourself? Join me at the next one which takes place Saturday, September 2nd at Decatur Boxing Club, 137 New Street in Decatur, GA. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Purchase tickets now at
Post a pic of your ticket receipt in a comment below for a chance to
Win a FREE Monday Is Coming T-Shirt!
This just in! Monday Is Coming has just gotten a special connection with PRINCE! Yes, you read that right. See what had happened was… Joe Kelley, host of the Upper Room With Joe Kelley Radio Show liked Monday Is Coming so much that he’s adding it to his playlist starting this week! Now this is not just any radio show – it’s the first radio show to be endorsed by PRINCE! Upper Room with Joe Kelley has been going strong for 35 years.
The show broadcasts 24 hours/ 7 days a week at www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com, and also, live locally, in Fairfield, CT on WVOF 88.5 FM Fairfield University Radio , on Mondays from 6-10pm EST.
Be sure to check out the celebrity artist interviews on www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com AND especially for the PRINCE fans, you’ll definitely want to download the 2 hour Prince Music Interview and Special on the site. You’ll find it on the homepage. So go there, be sure to listen and well you might as well request to hear Monday Is Coming while you’re there! And do me a favor – When you visit www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com leave Joe a comment thanking him for supporting your friend Dana Rice’s Monday Is Coming!
If you’re wondering how this awesome thing happened, let me tell you that it’s Jayne Olderman, producer and one of the co-writers of Monday Is Coming who is responsible for this magical moment. Have you checked out her website yet? You must do so right away! She’s at www.jayneolderman.com