In the Spotlight
  • Red is the winning colour for Hamilton's Diana Panton
    by GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM, The Hamilton Spectator

    Her hair was red, her dress was red and the name of the album was "Red." For Hamilton jazz singer Diana Panton, it proved to be a winning combination.

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  • And the Juno Winner is ... Diana Panton?
    by GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM, The Hamilton Spectator

    If anyone hears a cellphone ringing during Diana Panton’s concert Saturday night, please answer it. The voice on the other end of the line may be calling from Ottawa to inform the Hamilton jazz singer that she has won a Juno award...

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  • Jazz Critique Magazine: My Best Jazz Album 2011


    "...yesterday perhaps" was awarded the SILVER DISC AWARD in the category of Best Vocal Jazz Albums of 2011 by Japan's Jazz Critique Magazine. "to Brazil with love" was voted number seven on the same list out of 25 albums released in Japan last year from around the world.

  • Jazz Critique Magazine: My Best Jazz Album 2010


    "Pink" was awarded the SILVER DISC AWARD in the category of Best Vocal Jazz Albums of 2010 by Japan's Jazz Critique Magazine. "if the moon turns green ..." was voted number six on the same list out of 25 albums released in Japan last year from around the world.

  • 2010 Hamilton Music Awards
    Picture from The Hamilton Spectator

    Diana was a triple nominee at the 2010 HMA's. She won for Best Female Vocalist and her album "pink" won Best Jazz Album of the Year.

  • Juno nomination gives Diana Panton
    a chance to hang out with music's elite
    Excerpt from article by GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM, The Hamilton Spectator

    "I'm surprised at how helpful (the nomination) has been in getting the word out," she says.
    "I'm doing it by myself, and I think more people are aware of the album now than they were before. And on that level, it's been great."

     

  • Hamilton jazz singer up for Juno 'a complete original'
    NICK PATCH, The Canadian Press

    Since her debut "Yesterday Perhaps" was released in 2005, acclaim for Panton has been steadily growing, with local raves turning to national attention -- and now, the nomination for this Sunday's Juno Awards in Vancouver (CTV, check local listings). The singer, who functions as her own manager, booking agent, publicist and record label, has maintained control over virtually every part of her career. Though she was caught off guard by the nomination, her peers weren't. "She's a complete original. She doesn't do anything like anybody else," says veteran Canadian jazz musician Don Thompson, who has frequently collaborated with Panton. . . .

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  • Jazz a Juan Revelations 2008 (France) with Raphael Devers and Reg Schwager


    "Diana Panton elue premiere dauphine par l'assistance" (nice-matin, juillet 2008).



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  • 2005 Hamilton Music Awards

    Diana Panton at the Hamilton Music Awards 2005


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