About Dawn Derow

A New Yorker by way of Cape Cod, MA, Dawn Derow has been delighting audiences with her eclectic repertoire–from opera to jazz, pop to Broadway–for 15 years. The award-winning singer began her professional training at the Boston Conservatory,  where she earned a Bachelors in Music with a Vocal Performance and Opera emphasis.  Dawn has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and debuted multiple solo shows at 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, the Laurie Beechman Theater, and The Green Room 42.  A regular guest with the Cape Cod Symphony, led by conductor Jung Ho-Park, Dawn has become a favorite at Cotuit Center for the Arts and performed at venues throughout the Cape, including The Office and Tin Pan Alley in her beloved Provincetown. 

Dawn’s 2014 album with renowned guitarist Sean Harkness,  Music 4 Two, earned a MAC nomination for Best CD.  A year later, Dawn won her first MAC award for Revolution, a duo show with Kathleen France. In 2016, the Bistro Awards recognized Dawn as Outstanding Female Vocalist for Legit: A Classical Cabaret, an ambitious show that made full use of her classical training.  Shifting back to the Great American Songbook, Dawn won her second MAC award (Best Female Vocalist) in 2018 for My Ship: Songs from 1941, a critically acclaimed show directed by the late Barry Levitt (lovingly known as The Maestro).  In 2021, Dawn debuted her Eydie Gorme tribute show at Birdland to rave reviews and won her third MAC award for the album version of My Ship: Songs from 1941.  In 2023, Dawn took My Ship across the Atlantic,  selling out the Pheasantry in London.

Additional information and performance dates for Dawn Derow can be found at 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 Configurations

Pricing is dependent on the show you are interested in. If local musicians can be used, the price will vary. Contact [email protected] for fee.

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:

Jazz Trio A Swingin’ Holiday Soriée

Dec 13th @ 7pm
The Green Room 42

Featuring
Danny Bacher
Dawn Derow

After Dawn & Danny found on-stage chemistry in a tribute show to Steve & Eydie at 54 Below & Birdland Theater back in 2021 & 2022. They felt the holiday season was the right time to rekindle that magic on stage. The “Swingin’ Holiday Soirée” features all of your holiday, Christmas & Hanukkah favorites in the spirit of swing. Full of joy and humor Dawn & Danny will be joined by a jazz trio for this one-night-only event.

My Ship: Songs from 1941

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 is an acoustic jam for guitar & vocals. Dawn Derow & Sean Harkness started this collaboration back in 2011. By 2013, they had released the album of the same name. In 2014, that album was nominated for a MAC award. Partnering up again in 2023 to celebrate their 10-year anniversary of the album release. They are back with a new show “Then & Now” – featured at Pangea, Mohonk Mountain House, and again this Fall in NYC at The Green Room 42 on Oct. 24th.

The two artists have strung together a collection of songs ranging from jazz standards, reggae classics, folk rock, contemporary hits – even their own originals.

“[With their show “Then & Now] Dawn Derow and Sean Harkness offer a wonderful musical conversation between two musicians who have gigged together for over 10 years. Their long-term jam has created a symbiosis that is magical . . . and their featured big Broadway number, “On The Street Where You Live” (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe), was one of the best jazz versions of a show tune I’ve ever heard . . .” — Scott Barbarino, Nitelife Exchange

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…

“In Backyard Troubadours Dawn Derow and Peter Calo cast a spell over the audience at “Tangle-Tuit”, Cotuit Center for the Arts’ outdoor performance pavilion, channeling the 70’s LA music scene and had everyone dancing under the stars and basking in a glow of nostalgia. Our audience loved every minute of this show.”
– Artistic Director, David Kuehn (Arts on Cape Cod)

Management

For bookings and press inquiries, please email [email protected] or call at 646-463-1942.

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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