Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Music Minute: I Believe in Little Things

As winner of the 2015 JUNO Award for Best Vocal Jazz Recording for her album, RED, along with a multitude of other accolades, Diana Panton is accustomed to the praise that comes with being recognized as one of Canada's leading jazz vocalists.  With her first album for children and families, I Believe in Little Things, Diana Panton is ready to bring her special brand of sweet and sincere swinging elegance straight to the hearts of the young and old alike.

The album is an anthology of under-appreciated tracks and classic masterpieces from a variety of sources in movie and TV. She has a great jazz sound and style and a beautiful voice. The background players include rich piano accompaniment, beautiful cello playing, and intricate jazz guitar. She sings in both English and French, and even though I don't understand French I still enjoy listening to the bilingual tracks. It's fun to hear a new take on some lovely children's music, with a grown-up flavor.

I Believe in Little Things will be available in the U.S. from, Eastwind Imports, and iTunes.  In Canada, the album is available from,, and at retail locations such as HMV, Atelier Grigorian, and Archambault in Quebec.

Since her debut release in 2005, Diana Panton's career has predictably gathered incredible momentum. With seven critically acclaimed albums, Diana's impressive catalog has garnered numerous honors, including the JUNO win for RED, two Silver Disc Awards in Japan, three prior JUNO nominations, eight Hamilton Music Awards, and a host of National Jazz Awards and Canadian and US Indie nominations.  She was a first place jury selection to perform at the Jazz à Juan Révélations in France, where she was voted Premiere Dauphine by the Juan public.  Her albums have had Top 10 jazz chart success in Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan.  Recently she was named one of Canada's Top 5 Jazz Vocalists by CBC radio host Tim Tamashiro.

Diana Panton Performance Highlights - May - August 2016
May 28 - Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Aug. 1 - 12 - Tour in Asia
Aug. 16 - 21 - Woody Point Festival, Gros Morne, Newfoundland

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