Welcome to the official website for Valerie Day

Dynamic and self assured, Valerie Day has a voice that is evocative of another time, yet refreshingly modern. Gifted singer, skilled percussionist, in-demand session player and passionate advocate for arts education, Valerie is an artist of rare talent and dedication. First appearing on the world's stage in the 80's with the Pop/R&B band NU SHOOZ, she has since performed and recorded with a wide spectrum of artists ranging from the Oregon Symphony Pops to pianist Tom Grant, guitarist Dan Balmer, pianist Darrell Grant, celebrated jazz artist David Frishberg, and many others.

Valerie's most recent CD is one she's released with her husband John and their band NU SHOOZ. The group that first won the hearts and minds of the world with ‘I Can’t Wait’ is back with a collection of songs from the tape vaults. Kung Pao Kitchen represents a return to the slamming bass lines and punchy hooks of its predecessor ‘Poolside' and captures the group at the height of their groove. Kung Pao Kitchen is a time capsule from the days when the Shooz ruled dance floors from Cleveland to Cape Town.

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Another project that is close to Valerie's heart is a show she created with Darrell Grant called Brain Chemistry For Lovers. Fusing cabaret, concert, and science lecture, Brain Chemistry For Lovers uses music, film and the latest discoveries in the world of neuroscience to explore one of the most universal of all human experiences - Romantic Love.

For more information about Brain Chemistry For Lovers, click here.

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Benefit w/Tom Grant for Potluck in the Park

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Dear Friends,

Please join me on Friday, October 23rd at 7 PM for “Piano Madness” - an evening of music featuring Tom Grant, Michael Allen Harrison, Mac Potts, Haley Johnson and more. Proceeds from the evening will benefit “Potluck In The Park” a program run entirely by volunteers that’s served a hot meal to anyone who needs it every Sunday in Portland OR since 1991.

Tom and I will be playing a few tunes from the CD we made together called “Side By Side". I always love playing with Tom. He is a gifted musician and fabulous storyteller. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a chance to make music together and I’m really looking forward to being on stage with him again. It might be awhile till the next time so I hope you can make it!

For tickets and more information please go HERE.