Dona Oxford

Dona Oxford

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockSoul

Doña Oxford is a soulful, energetic, Funky, Rockin' Singer/Songwriter/Pianist. A fantastic national act originally from New York City, currently based out of Los Angeles

Biography

Tina! Janis! Aretha! Doña? That's right! There's a new one-name wonder in town! Also known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two fisted piano playing, Doña Oxford is fronting one of the hottest Soul, Rock and R&B bands of the 21st century! The word is out that when Doña sings, her vocal cool gets her audience all heated up!! It's all attitude, sultry good looks and a down and dirty beat that makes it happen when Doña (pronounced doan-ya) hits the stage!

Doña is the offspring of a trumpet playing Episcopal Priest father and a cabaret singer mom. Born on June 2, this Gemini is a seasoned performer. She started playing piano at age five, on a one octave toy piano. By age 6 it was apparent that Doña was serious. Her mother bought her an upright Baldwin piano - her first real piano, and by 7 she was giving concerts at school.

Along the way, Doña took center stage with another talent - singing. Doña strengthened her pipes and learned her stage savvy with years of theatrical work; both regionally and Off-Broadway. With her theatrical interest, she went to New York City to study Drama at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. But it was her lust for Blues and Rock & Roll that inspired Doña to leave the theater business and set out for the New York Nightclub Scene!

It was there that Doña honed her craft. She quickly climbed the musical ladder to play with such legendary performers as Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Son Seals, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmy Vivino, Popa Chubby and her idol, the father of the rock & roll piano, Johnnie Johnson!

Doña has also appeared on several critically acclaimed albums, including Shemekia Copeland's 2000 Grammy Nominated CD, "WICKED", and Doña's own albums, "ROWENA SAID...” and "RAW". Calling Chicago her home, Doña continues to impress worldwide audiences with her Roots, R&B style. Doña Oxford and her band offer an unforgettable musical experience and are definitely a show not to miss!!!

Discography

DONA OXFORD
Step Up - Fountainbleu Records (2008)
Rowena Said... - Fountainbleu Records(1999)
Raw [live] - Fountainbleu Records (2002)

OTHER ARTISTS
Foggy Notion: Going to the Sun (1995) Piano
Popa Chubby: Brooklyn Basement Blues (1999) Organ
Shemekia Copeland: Wicked (2000) Piano
Popa Chubby Presents: NYC Blues (2000) Keyboards
Arthur Neilson: a piece of wood, some strings and a pick (2001) Piano
Better off Dead: Girl With a Job (2001) Piano
Felix Cabrera: Pressure Cooker (2001) Keyboards
Larry Thurston: School for Fools (2002) Piano

Set List

Doña Oxford's set consists of funky, rockin' originals and some obscure soul covers.
Doña can handle up to three 60 minute sets in a venue.