One True Thing offers such tracks as the samba soaked "Hands", the sad beauty of live favourite "Crazy Jane", the burlesque blues tinged "Mr God" and the up tempo, uplifting "One True Thing". With 11 original songs, and some of the finest jazz musicians around, One True Thing has received critical acclaim and airplay, both nationally and internationally.
Its first single, Mr. God charted on the national Adult Contemporary and Jazz Charts. Nardi's tune Hands was featured on the U.S. TV series Wild Card and has been on regular rotation on numerous smooth jazz/adult contemporary radio stations and internet radio throughout the world.
The accumulated accolades and acclaim garnered Nardi and her band a nomination for best group at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.
Daniela Nardi was only five years old when she began studying music at the Royal Conservatory of Music, in her native Toronto.
Dreams of Mozart and Juilliard were dashed by the 1980's British invasion. The Police and other bands influenced Nardi to take up bass guitar and songwriting, in addition to the piano skills she had already acquired.
After performing everything from pop to punk to latin to country with a variety of bands, Nardi ended up at York University in Toronto, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Music.
As a true working artist, Nardi’s career path traversed a couple of streams. Nardi moved on to work as a film composer, voice-over artist, and actor. She also worked as a real estate agent and a marketing/advertising/promotions director for real estate firms and various arts organizations.
Foremost, however, of her musical endeavors has been her first project, the DNA Trio. A successful independent ep, Spadina Sessions, and a featured spot on Bhurr Records' compilation Doggone Wheels, led to One True Thing (Minerva Road).
With the prestigious support of the recording industry's Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent On Records (FACTOR), Nardi not only produced and arranged the cd, but released it on her own label / production company, Minerva Road Entertainment.
A true one-woman show. Daniela Nardi and the DNA5 have appeared on television, and at numerous festivals and conferences across Canada and internationally.