Donna Woodall Group at Cafe CODA

1224 Williamson St
Madison, WI 53703
  • Presented By: Cafe CODA
  • Dates: April 20, 2024
  • Location: Cafe CODA
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Price: $20

Donna Woodall began her Milwaukee music career singing with top local groups, The Eddie Butts Band and Streetlife (former house band of the Milwaukee Bucks). She quickly discovered her own voice and style, forming the Donna Woodall Group. With her unique mix of jazz/blues and pop originals and covers, Donna Woodall blurs musical genres and presents lush, intimate vocals with every performance. She has established herself as a skilled singer, bandleader, and songwriter in the Milwaukee music scene. In 2023, Donna Woodall was voted WAMIs (Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s) FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR. She was also a WAMI nominee/finalist for Jazz Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year. Masterful delivery and a captivating stage performance set Donna apart from the rest.

Donna artfully blends the musical styles of artists such as Carole King, Cassandra Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Sting, Marvin Gaye, and Tracy Chapman with elements of traditional jazz and blues. The result? A fresh, new twist on familiar pop songs. Audiences are delighted by her eclectic song selections, cool originals, creative renditions of classic hits and jazz standards, and her bold moves into different music genres- all the while staying grounded in her jazz roots.

Donna's writing talents first emerged on her self-produced album, "The Subject Love.” This labor of love let her flex her songwriting muscle, showcasing original material that ranges from what she affectionately calls “soulful folk" to fun "jazzy-pop." Currently, she is penning new tunes that highlight her unique musical sound and perspective.

In 2022-23, Donna was a featured artist at Tosafest, Lakeside at MAM (Milwaukee Art Museum), Madison’s Dig Jazz Series, Madison's Jazz on State, MOWA Art & Chalk Fest, Zoo a la Carte, Menomonee Falls Sunset Series, WMV Fridays at Silverspot Cinema, Schuster's Farm Blooms and Butterflies, Havenwoods Summer Sounds, Bayshore Art Festival, Burlington Jamboree, Alverno Music Forum, New Berlin City Center Concert Series, Milwaukee Downtown's Heartbeats of the City Series at Red Arrow Park, WMV Music Spotlight Series at Mayfair Collective, etc.

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