In Concert
  • CD release concert for "to Brazil with love" at the Glenn Gould Theatre
    TIM PERLICH, The Perlich Post, Photos by JOSE CRESPO

    It's long overdue, but Toronto jazz fans will finally get to hear what Diana Panton sounds like in a venue built with acoustics in mind when Canada's finest vocal talent makes her Glenn Gould Studio debut tonight.

    As always, the well-prepared stylist is selecting the evening's repertoire based on the space, her accompanists, the audience and what she's been working on lately. Since she'll be joined by her recording/performing sidemen of choice – esteemed bassist/pianist Don Thompson and equally tasteful guitarist Reg Schwager – and she won't have to compete with clinking silverware and wine glasses, expect Panton to feature an intimate selection from Pink (www.dianapanton.com) her fabulous recent set of songs based loosely on the theme of new love.

    With spring in the air, I can't imagine a better time and place to revel in the purity and richness of Panton's remarkable pipes than the Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front West) tonight (Saturday, May 1) at 8 pm. Admission is $29.50 and while there are apparently a couple of seats still available online, considering the venue's capacity is listed as 341, they won't last long. Panton's all-too-rare Toronto performances have been awesome but this show promises to be the topper – don't miss it.

    Nov. 2011