"Everything I say was something Dinah said at one time or another. Many people thought she was just another singer, but she was a very funny lady and an accomplished musician with a rich gospel background. There was a period when she traveled with the renowned gospel group, the Roberta Martin Singers. She shared the stage with Mahalia Jackson. She went from gospel to blues to jazz to pop. She thought the title "Queen of the Blues" limited her because Dinah did it all!"
Sasha sings 2 dozen songs associated with Dinah
The show won rave reviews around the nation! After an 18-month run in Chicago, the show went to New York, optioned by Woodie King, Jr., Director of the Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theater.
Sasha Daltonn is one of the most gifted blues-jazz singers on the scene. She sings with authority, intelligence and feeling, and truly honored them memory of Dinah Washington."
Hugh Wyatt (Daily News 10/83)
Nee: Ruth Jones
Moved to Chicago at age 6
Claude Reed, Jr.
(National Scene 10/83)
Like Dinah did, Sasha's audiences are "Blown away. Bashed. Brought back and convinced." Bill Hasson
"Sasha comes out and sings the shonuff Dinah Washington blues!"
"Daltonn's impersonation of her heroine is convincing, dramatically and vocally!"