Donna Byrne may not yet be a household name, but she's not exactly a well-kept secret, either. She's wowed fans and musicians alike for well over a decade. Tony Bennett, who came to see her at New York's famed Blue Note and Tavern on the Green, has proclaimed her "The real McCoy.one of the best young jazz singers in the country". Ruby Braff and Dave McKenna, among others, have called her often for concerts and tours. There hasn't been one musician who, after hearing her, hasn't asked, "Why isn't she better known"? The answer is far from mysterious: for twenty years, and until very recently, Donna Byrne has been fully engaged in raising three children, one with autism. That's not prevented her from enjoying a very full career, performing, teaching and giving clinics throughout the United States. A quick check of her website www.donnabyrne.com offers a complete catalogue of her many reviews and accolades by fellow performers.