Danielle Wertz

Born and raised in Falls Church, Virginia, Danielle Wertz has had a passion for jazz since age 13, when she began singing with the community-based Annandale Jazz Ambassadors. Wertz is a winner of the 2012 Washington Women in Jazz Festival Young Artist Competition and received a 2015 DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance in the Vocal Jazz Soloist category. She has performed with a wide range of artists including Gretchen Parlato, Bruce Hornsby and Karrin Allyson. Wertz studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where she is pursuing a degree in Jazz Vocal Performance.