Dani Joy and Perry Stauffer's music is a testament to the beauty of collaboration and the ability to touch hearts with their enchanting melodies. With a passion for teaching and performing, they inspire and connect with music enthusiasts around the world. Their journey continues to evolve, promising more incredible releases and unforgettable live experiences for their growing fanbase.

Dani Joy: If Norah Jones were a Disney princess, her name would be Dani Joy. Dani is a spellbinding singer-songwriter whose voice, as smooth as velvet, has the power to transport listeners to another world through her Latin rhythms and vintage throwbacks. With her fingerstyle ukulele accompaniment, Dani weaves haunting and delicate melodies that tug at the heartstrings. Influenced by musical greats such as Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Nix, Julie London, Nat King Cole & more, Dani's music is an enchanting fusion of genres that leaves a lasting impression.

Perry Stauffer: Perry Stauffer, a multi-instrumentalist, and co-founder of the Starlight Ukulele Academy in Portland, Oregon, is the other half of this dynamic musical duo. His passion for American roots music, including blues, jazz, swing, and country, has earned him a reputation as a versatile and accomplished bassist and ukulele player. Perry's expertise lies in improvisation and ensemble education, and he excels in arranging instructional pieces featuring both bass and multiple ukulele parts. As an endorsing artist for Romero Creations Instruments, Perry's dedication to the art of music shines through in every note he plays.

Together, Dani Joy and Perry Stauffer have become a harmonious musical force, blending their talents and inspirations to create a sound that is both sweet and powerful. They are the driving force behind the popular Reno Ukulele Festival and have been a part of numerous ukulele festivals and retreats throughout the USA and Canada including:

  •  Kamloops
  • Portownsend
  • Auburn
  • Wine Country
  • Orange County
  • Albuquerque Kokopele
  • Las Cruces, Ukewest
  • Uketoberfest
  • Reno
  • Midwest Ukefest & Harmonica Camp
  • Tahoe
  • Doug's Cowboy Train
  • Glampout Online Ukulele Retreat
  • Ashokan
  • Menucha
  • Palm Strings

Whether performing together or teaching through their Starlight Ukulele Academy, this duo continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of music.

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