About Dawn Derow

Dawn Derow grew up in Eastham, MA and graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music: Vocal Performance & Opera Emphasis. Dawn has performed all over the world in operas, classical concerts, musicals, on cruise ships, and in prestigious venues such as Rose Hall at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She began performing cabaret shows in New York in 2007, which focused on Great American Songbook standards, pop classics, and her own original songs, becoming knows as a versatile singer who can move smoothly between vocal genres. Since 2008, she has presented nine different shows, including Music 4 Two (with award-winning guitarist Sean Harkness), which earned a MAC nomination for “Best CD Recording.” Dawn’s 2015 duo show, Revolution (with Kathleen France), won a MAC Award for “Best Revue,” and in 2016 Dawn earned a Bistro Award as “Outstanding Vocalist” for LEGIT: A Classical Cabaret, which displayed her opera singing prowess. In 2017 and 2018, Dawn explored the hit music of the “Greatest Generation” period with her MAC Award-winning (“Best Female Vocalist”) My Ship: Songs From 1941 (she was also nominated for BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Awards for “Best Show” and “Best Vocalist”). The release in December 2021 of the corresponding album on the ZOHO Music label received rave reviews and is currently playing on jazz radio stations around the US & Canada. In April 2022, Derow’s “My Ship” CD earned her a  third MAC Award, this time in the “Recording” category. Dawn has recently become a regular guest vocalist with the Cape Symphony conducted by Jung-Ho Pak. Dawn is currently performing around the country with three different productions: My Ship: Songs from 1941Dawn Derow Sings Eydie Gormé, which just made its Feinsteins/54 Below Debut (March 2022), and the Folk Rock Group show Backyard Troubadours, celebrating the music and artists who debuted at Troubadour Club in West Hollywood from the 1960s until today. In July 2022, she will return to Carnegie Hall in a supporting role in the Dorothy Dandridge Musical (Concert version of select songs) portraying Marilyn Monroe. Not only is Dawn an exceptionally versatile singer, but she is also an actress, dancer, and professional Health Fitness & Mobility Coach. 

Additional information and performance dates for Dawn Derow can be found on her website at www.DawnDerow.com.

Hear Dawn

Recent Releases

From MY SHIP: Songs from 1941

“Chattanooga Choo Choo”, Warren, Gordon

“Let’s Get Away From It All / How About You”, Dennis, Adair, Lane, Freed

“Skylark”, Carmichael, Mercer


From Music 4 Two

“This Masquerade” by Leon Russell

“Un Amico Come Lei” Music by Sean Harkness, Lyrics by Dawn Derow

“He Comes For Conversation” by Joni Mitchell

Bring Dawn To Your Venue

Standard Band Configuration
Starting at $4,500

Vocals: Dawn Derow
Music Director: Pianist or Guitarist

Jazz Trio
Bass
Drums

Rock Band
Guitar
Bass
Drums
Additional Vocalists

Jazz Trio, Quartet & Rock Band configurations are available. Inquire for corresponding pricing adjustments.

Available Show Selections

Choose any of the following shows below for hire:

My Ship

In her acclaimed cabaret show, My Ship: Songs from 1941, and on her debut ZOHO CD release, Award-winning vocalist Dawn Derow delivers a perfect storm of entertainment. In this wonderfully crafted work, her voice is crystalline and confident, while her vocal control and phrasing evoke the emotional climate of America as it entered WWII.

Tapping into the 1941 Hit Parade with songs like “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “The White Cliffs of Dover,” Dawn Derow’s “My Ship” explores the emotional climate of America as it entered WWII and opens our minds and heart to the women of that era, whether they were a ‘Rosie the Riveter’, a housewife raising children alone, a USO entertainer, or a nightclub singer. Derow revisits the music that comforted and uplifted a nation until there was peace “At Last.”

Dawn Derow Sings Eydie Gormé

Dawn Derow Sings Eydie Gormé debuted at Birdland Theatre in May 2021 – then made her Feinstein’s/54 below debut in March 2022 with rave reviews for both. She offers up a loving tribute to one of America’s most admired yet underrated women singers from the 1950s-1970s. The 2022 MAC Award winner for “Best Recording” (“My Ship: Songs From 1941) and the 2018 MAC Award winner as “Best Female Vocalist” breathes new life into songs Eydie Gormé turned into standards. With her renowned Music Director Ian Herman at the piano, Ms. Derow delivers superb arrangements of Gorme classics such as: “This Could Be The Start of Something Big,” “Day By Day”, “Frenesi,” “If He Walked Into My Life,” and “Gypsy In My Soul”. 

With a surprise guest by either Jeff Harnar or Danny Bacher stepping in to support the Steve Lawrence portion of the show by singing “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön ”, and a selection from their 1968 Broadway Musical “Golden Rainbow”.

As BroadwayWorld.com wrote: 

“Ms. Derow is in complete control—confident and strong, while exhibiting versatility and virtuosity. When engaged in the act of singing, Ms. Derow is in complete control – confident, strong, beyond reproach, exhibiting versatility and virtuosity with Gorme’s Latin hits, club standards, and even a little blues.”

Music 4 Two

“Music 4 Two”, a duet show with the talented Sean Harkness. This was made into a Live Recording (nominated for Mac Album of the year in 2014) Sean & Dawn have since expanded their library of songs varying from Adele to American songbook and their own originals.

“Looking at our selection of songs it turns out they are all about relationships; how we are treated and how we treat those we love, where home is to you, and essentially in the end what fills your souls?”

Backyard Troubadours

Award-winning vocalist Dawn Derow and master musician & singer-songwriter Peter Calo (Carly Simon’s guitarist & former producer), offer a mesmerizing tribute show. Celebrating the legendary West Hollywood music venue The Troubadour and the iconic artists who performed there over the past six decades. Backed by a rocking band covering tunes from Linda Ronstadt to Shawn Colvin, from Kris Kristofferson to Billy Joel, from Rock ‘n Roll groups like the Eagles to Guns N Roses. 

Backed by a rocking band Dawn & Peter will make you feel you’re experiencing the epic scene anew.

Featuring music by Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Rickie Lee Jones, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, and much more…

Management

For bookings and press inquires please email Stephen Hanks at cabaretlifeproductions@gmail.com or 718-753-1323.

Danny Bacher, Dawn Derow and Jeff Harnar performing Dawn Derow sings Eydie Gormé

Press

Dawn Derow’s show exceeds and changed my opinion of cabaret singers. This isn’t just a cabaret, but a fabulous one women show.

  • “The voice is solid and supple, drenched in—but not drowning in—affection for the past’s classic song structures.”

  • “Dawn Derow has both a luminous voice and real dramatic flair.”

  • “When engaged in the act of singing, Ms. Derow is in complete control – confident, strong, beyond reproach, exhibiting versatility and virtuosity with Gorme’s Latin hits, club standards, and even a little blues.”

  • “An hour of some of the most beautiful music ever written splendidly sung by Dawn Derow. I love this Show!”

  • “The voice is solid and supple, drenched in—but not drowning in—affection for the past’s classic song structures.”

  • “Dawn Derow has both a luminous voice and real dramatic flair.”

  • “When engaged in the act of singing, Ms. Derow is in complete control – confident, strong, beyond reproach, exhibiting versatility and virtuosity with Gorme’s Latin hits, club standards, and even a little blues.”

  • “An hour of some of the most beautiful music ever written splendidly sung by Dawn Derow. I love this Show!”

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