PDX Jazz is honored to introduce Danielle Barker, “Dani”, our newest team member. Danielle’s background includes contributing to the Portland jazz community as a performing artist and music educator, including a key role in The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music; a program that serves as a pillar of PDX Jazz Education and Outreach. While at Urban League Portland, Danielle planned and coordinated multiple community action initiatives promoting equality for African-Americans and others in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life. Danielle served as a volunteer for La Fundación Humanitaria, La Carpio, Costa Rica, coaching youth on life skills while creating and implementing new fundraising initiatives for low-income communities, and she is proficient in Spanish, holding a certificate from Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI), Heredia, Costa Rica. Danielle earned an Associate of Arts from Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, FL and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Danielle may be reached at dani@pdxjazz.com.