Concert Series 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
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The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd St
Between Park & Madison Avenues
New York, NY 10010

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Carla Sullivan
Daniel's Music Foundation

A transformational experience of live performances that explores and celebrates the healing force of music


Please join us on Tuesday, December 12th at the Cutting Room, as we launch the Power of Music Concert Series - presented by Daniel's Music Foundation and One Vision Music. Enjoy moving performances by Dina Fanai and Bob Kinkel, as well as the Co-Founder of Daniel's Music Foundation, Daniel Trush with Music Director, Gerard Powers plus other special guests, as they share their own personal experiences of the transformative power of music. Each month look for new artists to participate in this meaningful concert series, with proceeds to benefit Daniel's Music Foundation programs. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Carla Dirlikov Canales is an award-winning mezzo-soprano known not only for her achievements as a singer but also for her work as a thought leader and advocate.

Dee-Morris a singer/actor/musician, is a determined individual with a passion for performing regardless of the stage, DeeMo truly has a relentless vision of success that he hopes will unite people worldwide.

Nina Howland is an actress, known for Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice. 

"Music is a sacred expression, a gift in which we can heal and connect more deeply within ourselves and each other. May we each experience and remember the truth of who we are and find magic and peace in connection to earth" - Dina Fanai

"Music is the one truly universal language that exists in the world today. It allows individuals of all abilities to participate and express themselves through a common voice. Our desire is to use the transformative power of music to build a bridge between our community and the general public" - Daniel's Music Foundation


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Dina Fanai has performed throughout the world as a vocalist, songwriter, original composer, and as a singer with the arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Dina has written and produced for Universal, Sony, and Columbia Records, and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as leading tours and educational programs in the US, Europe, India and Southeast Asia. Her recording project CINEMA 12, was featured on Tina Turner’s platinum selling CD “Beyond”. This year she co-wrote and produced 2 CD's for Jackie Evancho, both which hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Most recently, Dina was brought on by the legendary band Foreigner, as choir master, arranger and featured vocalist. Dina continues to do extensive A&R and artist development for major label recording acts, network television and arena tours. She continues to perform and produce concerts and recordings to inspire the process of peace and positive change in the world. She is currently in the studio producing her 8th full length CD and 1st full length multimedia show.


Robert Kinkel is a music producer and professional session keyboardist best known for his role as a co-creator/co-producer/co-composer, musical director and touring keyboardist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He co-wrote TSO’s 2 hit multi-platinum selling songs “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)", and “Wizards in Winter” resulting in sales close to ten million. In the past 30 years, Bob has worked with artists such as Five for Fighting, The Who, Aerosmith and Genesis; as well as creating and being the voice on the infamous jingle for Hefty (“Hefty Wimpy”) He was educated at Columbia University & Hamilton College, and has received honors and awards from Williamsville Education Foundation and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Besides continuing to write for TSO, Bob is currently producing new recording acts, developing a musical for Broadway and teaching as an artist in residence at Hamilton College. 


Daniel’s Music Foundation (DMF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 that empowers underserved individuals with developmental and physical disabilities through music. Today, inside the four walls of their 8,700 square foot, custom-built music center in East Harlem the Trush Family, along with the management team and staff, are on track to serve over 12,000 participants this year alone through a variety of music programs -  an accomplishment that has proven to be the entre into something even greater. The desire to change perception and contribute to an attitudinal shift addressing the misnomer of placing limitations on individuals with disabilities. A focus that uses social action and awareness to create the opportunity for people of all abilities to engage and appreciate each other while experiencing the joy of music together. Visit for more information.