Diane White sings at 3:30 pm on Saturday October 17, 2015 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
An Ottawa native, Diane White’s sultry songs are a rich mélange of classic jazz and modern melodies and harmonies. Her busy international career has taken her throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and India and has allowed her to perform with the likes of Johnny Reid (Canada), Al Jarreau (U.S.A), Vanessa Rubin (U.S.A), Nicola Conte (Italy), Till Brönner (Germany) as well as a multitude of performances for several international dignitaries and royal families. Whether Diane is gracing the stage at the International Olympic Games, the Blue Note Milan or the Cotton Club in Tokyo, her audience is always in for an ear-catching treat.
Diane completed a Jazz Studies degree in Fine Arts at Montreal’s Concordia University. She has also received invaluable experience training with an impressive roster of jazz gurus, including Mohammed Abdul Al Kabbyr, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Charles Ellison, Dave Turner and Ray Anderson. Anderson was the one who emphasized the importance of playing with as many musicians as possible in order to acquire new ideas and insights into jazz performance and composition.
Her warm, inviting tone recalls vocal giants Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn, but the overall effect in her vocal delivery is dominated by her own joyous sense of innovation. Indeed, it is Diane’s incredibly charismatic live performances that are winning her glowing reviews from both audiences and critics internationally.
Diane White — vocals
Tim Bedner — guitar
Mark Fraser — upright bass player