SASHA DALTONN

DIVA JOAN CARTWRIGHT


Sasha Daltonn's one-woman show pays tribute to
Dinah Washington "Queen of the Blues"

sashadaltonn@yahoo.com

Born June 25, in Chicago, IL, Sasha Daltonn is the writer and plays the part of Dinah Washington in her one-woman show "Sasha Sings Dinah" a revue of two dozen songs associated with Dinah

  • Evil Gal Blues

  • Stairway To The Stars

  • This Bitter Earth

  • Unforgettable

  • What A Difference A Day Makes

The show won rave reviews around the nation! After an 18-month run in Chicago, it went to New York, optioned by Woody King, Jr., Director of the Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theater.

"This is a fine and powerful tribute; not just because the overall production is to thoroughly entertaining, but because it provides, for the first time, a look at one of America's more prodigious artists who has been overlooked much too long. Sasha Daltonn is one of the most gifted blues-jazz singers on the scene. She sings with authority, intelligence and feeling, and truly honored them memory of Dinah Washington."  -- Hugh Wyatt (Daily News 10/83)

Sasha Daltonn is an extraordinary singer, composer and playwright.

  • One of America's most respected Gospel producers

  • Founder of the world-renowned CHICAGO GOSPEL FESTIVAL

  • Former co-host of Chicago's #1 Gospel Radio Show
    "THE SPIRIT EXPRESS MORNING SHOW"

  • Hostess and producer of the CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES SUNDAY GOSPEL BRUNCH

PRODUCTIONS

  • Chicago International Gospel Festival  - the first city-sponsored gospel festival grew from a Saturday afternoon event into the world's largest festival of its type, with three stages and an attendance of over 150,000 per day
  • Chicago's first tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with STEVIE WONDER, hailed by critics coast to coast
  • Goin' Home To Gospel with PATTI LABELLE WTTW Special (PBS-TV/Chicago); Creative Consultant; Talent and Audience Coordinator
  • School productions utilizing the talent of youth
    • Chicago My Chicago
    • Christmas Chicago Style
    • The Soulful Sounds of Christmas
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Midwinter Gala
    Celebrity fundraiser (NBC) featuring Natalie Cole, Robert Townsend and Reginald Vel Johnson
  • PLAYS
    • Runnin' With The 8 Ball
    • Sentimental Journey
    • Sasha Sings Dinah - one-woman musical salute to Dinah Washington (CD)
  • PERFORMANCES as a critically acclaimed vocalist
    • Carnegie Hall
    • Lincoln Center
    • Lionel Hampton Orchestra
    • Chicago Story (NBC)
    • Rompin' at the Regal
      co-star with GLADYS KNIGHT (NBC)
  • GOSPEL RADIO and SHOWS
    • Sasha Daltonn's Gospel Hour
      International broadcast
    • Spirit Express Morning Show
      with Richard Steele (1390 AM)
    • Sunday Gospel Brunch
      Chicago House of Blues