Jazz singer-songwriter Diane Nalini has released four critically-acclaimed CDs over the past decade, writing and singing in four languages and performing at festivals around the world. Diane won second prize in the UK’s Young Jazz Vocalist of the Year awards in 2001, and was nominated for the Grand prix de jazz at the 2002 Montreal International Jazz Festival. The Montreal Gazette wrote: “Diane Nalini has the voice, the phrasing, confidence, clarity and control to make a tune her own and turn it into a nuanced thing of beauty.”
She has been heard coast-to-coast on national radio, including several feature interviews on CBC’s The Sunday Edition as well as Radio Canada’s Quand le jazz est là. Diane has given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. Her original songs have been used in television and independent film, and the song “L’amour d’autrefois” which she co-wrote with Dick Walter was used in the European release of the Hollywood film “Charlotte Grey” starring Cate Blanchett. Diane is also the resident vocalist with the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra.