Jazz singer, educator, recording artist, and arranger. Performances in over 30 countries on every continent in every medium; concert halls, clubs, festivals, television and radio, master classes, workshops, recordings. Datevik has appeared in every musical setting up to full big band. Datevik also specializes in ethnic and folk music arranging and singing ethnic and ethno-jazz songs.

Artistic Collaborations: Larry Willis, Major Holley, Walter Davis, Joe Williams, Frank Wess, Eliot Zigmond, Ben Riley, Clifford Jordan, Armen Donelian, Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Marc Johnson, Tom Chapin, Steve Williams, Andy McCloud, David Finck, Portinho, Andy Gonzalez, Steve Berrios, Igor Butman, Dick Oatts, Alex Foster, Barry Danielian, Frank Owens, Igor Bril, Vladimir Chekasin, Tiit Paulus, Joe Ascione, John Baboian, Ben Allison, Valery Ponamarov, Arto Tuncboyaciyan...

Six solo Albums: Stage To Stage (Collection of her live recordings), Listen to My Heart (SONY/EPIC), Ballads From the Black Sea (Mapleshade), Doors (Melodia), Day Dream (Melodia), Concerto for Voice and Orchestra (Melodia).

She has also recorded over 100 pop and jazz singles as well as recordings for TV shows, theatre and movies, animations and commercials.

Festivals and Tours: North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Prague Jazz Festival, Jakarta Jazz Festival, Windsor Jazz Festival, Belgrade Jazz Festival, Debrecen Jazz Festival, Tallinn Jazz Festival, Portsmouth Jazz Festival, Islip Jazz Festival, Junas & Nante Jazz Festivals France, Moscow International Jazz Festivals.....

Appearances: at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and in most major New York clubs, Charles Hotel and Night Stage (Boston), Sands Hotel (Atlantic City), Tacoma Station Tavern (Washington-DC), Shrine Auditorium , Alex Theatre and Stars Theatre (Los Angeles), Jazz Club Hanover and The A Train (Germany), Olympia, Sunside and Duc de Lombards (France), Knitting Factory (New York)….

Special Appearances: “MacNeil Lehrer News Hour” PBS-TV USA, “Jazz Central” BET Cable TV, Live interview from Public Radio International on World’s Global Hit, Live Broadcasts of Voice of America; Worldwide live TV tribute to Willis Conover, Live TV broadcast of Russia-Japan Jazz summit, “Special Jazz Hour” on 2NSB.. FM (Sydney, Australia), 2-hr special on BURG-FM (Yerevan, Armenia), Live interviews on KCRW Café LA with Tom Schnabel and KPFK in Los Angeles and many more.

Magazine and newspaper coverage: New York Times, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Examiner, Jazz Times, NYC Tribune, Jakarta Post, The Independent Holland, Jazz Magazine Poland, Cadence USA, Jazz Novine Yugoslavia, AIM USA, ARI USA, Melodia Magazine Russia. She appears in the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz as Tatevik Oganesyan perennially voted “The First Lady Of Jazz” in the Former Soviet Union .

Teacher and Educator: Choral director and voice teacher. Taught students of all ages and levels, in music schools and private lessons. She has led workshops in jazz vocal and improvisation, styling and technique. Workshops and Master Classes at Manhattan School of Music and New School of Music, (New York USA), among many.

Datevik Hovanesian © 2014