Musician Dianna Davis began her career as a classical pianist and clarinetist but has since expanded into styles such as folk, Eastern European, jazz, and improvisation. After experiencing a gypsy band thrill an audience and move them to dance wildly to music, she knew that that's the kind of music she wanted to play.

Dianna received her Masters of Music in clarinet performance from Indiana University, and she began teaching and playing in Indianapolis on the piano, clarinet, piano accordion, voice, and foot percussion. She was the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis for four years before moving on to teach at Ivy Tech Community College. In addition to teaching, Dianna plays with Troika, Coffee Zombies, Thin Air, and the Indianapolis Women's Chorus.

Dianna has studied with many musicians over the years including clarinet studies with Eli Eban at Indiana University, William King and Solomon Baer at Millikin University, and George Silfiies from the St. Louis Symphony.  Dianna has studied the piano with Judith Mancinelli at Millikin University and Stephanie Owen in Lebanon, IL.  Recently, Dianna traveled to Macedonia to study traditional Chalgiya music on the clarinet with the multi-instrumentalist Bajsa Arifovska.  Dianna has also traveled to Ireland to study the piano accordion with Declan Payne at the historic South Sligo Summer School
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Troika
Coffee Zombies
Indianapolis, IN

clarinet, piano accordion, piano, foot percussion, voice

For the past 18 years, Dianna has performed in many different venues, such as weddings, contra dances, choral concerts, orchestras, and festivals. She is also a private music teacher and an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College. She has edited a Clarinet Method Book and has served as a board member of Indy Contra Dance for three years. Dianna's many groups and solo performances encompass many different styles of music including improvisation, Irish, swing, folk, French-Canadian, classical, and more! Please click on contact to book a performance or to receive more information.

 
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Past performances include:

Indianapolis International Festival      Indianapolis Irish Festival     Spirit and Place Festival (Indianapolis) 
Gypsy Moon Ball (Indianapolis)       Penrod Art Fair (Indianapolis)          Sisters Singers Festival (Chicago)
Black Expo (Indianapolis)                    Indianapolis Fringe Festival                     Carmel Arts Festival 
Indianapolis Women's Prison        Winter Warm Up (Columbus, OH)          Earth House (Indianapolis) 
The Chatterbox (Indianapolis)                Flying Cat House Series                  9 Irish Brothers (Lafayette) 
Thomas Family Winery (Madison, IN)    Upland Tasting Room (Indianapolis)    Connor Prairie (Indianapolis) 
Mass Ave Starbucks             Midwest Fleadh Traditional Irish Competition          Irish Lion (Bloomington, IN) 
Jewish Community Center (Indianapolis)       Indianapolis Central Library        Indianapolis satellite libraries 
Indianapolis World AIDS Day  IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University) American Legion (Indianapolis)
Indiana Fever Basketball game                WISHTV               Danville Folk Series           Morris Ale Festival 
Celtic Ray Pub (Florida)           Sandra's International Restaurant (Florida)           Indianapolis Arts Garden
Fisherman's Wharf (Florida)             Broad Ripple Farmer's Market               Indiana State Fair     
The Sanctuary            Stutz Open House
and contra dances in
Asheville NC, Atlanta GA, Knoxville TN, Jonesborough TN, Cincinnati OH, Louisville KY, Pittsburgh PA,
Bloomington IN, Indianapolis IN, Nashville TN, Columbus OH, Dayton OH, Berea KY, Lexington KY,
Urbana IL, Cocoa Beach FL, Tampa FL, Gainsville FL, Syracuse, NY, Princeton, NJ, Glenside, PA, Glen Echo, MD, Richmond, VA, Madison, WI

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