• How would you like your jazz standards sung today?
    by PETER HUM, The Ottawa Citizen Friday May 14, 2010

    Many CDs are shooting for at least a bit of the classic burnished beauty and heartfelt lyricism that's abundantly audible on Pink. For whatever reasons, they fall short. For Panton, it just seems to come naturally.

    The young Hamilton singer Diana Panton's latest CD Pink is an extremely assured, luxury-car ride through 15 well-chosen standards. Panton has a pure, arresting, voice -- she strikes me as the feminine counter to the young Chet Baker's voice -- and her delivery is poised, effortless and irony-free. She's expertly accompanied by three of Toronto's finest: guitarist Reg Schwager, multi-instrumentalist