Education

Dayna picked up her first pair of sticks at the age of six, starting a lifelong passion of playing the drums.  She grew up in New Orleans, affording her the experience of playing the local circuit in the French Quarter and the World’s Fair, gaining exposure to a myriad of styles and influences.  During her High School years, Dayna also attended NOCCA (New Orleans Center For Creative Arts). 
After graduation, she furthered her training as a student of the music program at Southeastern Louisiana University. Affirming her commitment to a music career, Dayna relocated to Los Angeles where she immediately immersed herself in the L.A.music scene.

Performance

In addition to L.A. venues, Dayna has drummed her way throughout the U.S. and abroad, performing live and in studio with an impressive list of artists, including (appearing with Adaawe) opening for the Legendary James Brown, Grammy winner Yolanda Adams and Los Lobos; Meredith Brooks (Capitol); Steve Stevens (Billy Idol); Melle Vasquez (Cyndi Lauper, Pink, Sheila Nicholls); Flesh For Eve (opening for Nina Hagen and the Spacehogs); Harmony Festival (opening for Jon Anderson of Yes); World Music Festival (opening for Mickey Hart and Ladysmith Black Mambazo); Imaginary Friends CD “Fragile Illusion;” Stacy Robin, India Dupré CD “Who Am I;” Black Iris; and Big Love.

Video-Film-TV

Dayna has recorded for Sonoton Music, which has published music spots for Entertainment Tonight and several sitcoms. She can be heard on the CD “Music in the Heartland,” featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also has appeared on Lifetime Original Series, The Division and can be heard on a Louisianne Coffee commercial. Dayna composed and performed the percussion score for Fur and Feathers, an animated short film as well as playing on Faces of Fire, a film by Anita K. Marto, and Stacy Robin video “Follow.”

Dayna’s endorsements include Drum Workshop; Paiste Cymbals; and Regal Tip Sticks.
http://www.dwdrums.com/http://www.paiste.com/http://www.regaltip.com/http://www.regaltip.com/shapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3
HOME         STAGE         MUSIC VIDEOS       PHOTOS         IN PRINT         

Online Memorialshttp://www.daynafranklin.com/http://www.daynafranklin.com/stage.htmlhttp://www.daynafranklin.com/music.htmlhttp://www.daynafranklin.com/pix.htmlhttp://www.daynafranklin.com/print.htmlhttp://www.daynafranklin.com/contact.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5