Diane Perry

Diane Perry, singer and violinist
is bursting on the scene as a jazz blues & bebop vocalist with mature vision, smoky sound and tastefully informed melodic sense.
Performing the American Popular Songbook she fell in love with as a teen, and in the vein of Diana Krall?s moody and intimate interpretations, she delights audiences with new perspectives on old standards.
Classically trained at Juilliard, her violin playing combines the tone of the concert-hall virtuoso with the growl of the blues and the weighty swing feel of the big bands. An alumnus of Vince Giordano?s Nighthawks as well as symphony orchestras across the eastern seaboard, Diane Perry has performed with Travelin? Light, John Stubblefield, The DMP Big Band, Quartette Indigo, Jeff Tyzik, and Tom Harrell.
With her group, which can vary from a quintet down to a duo with a pianist, Diane Perry explores the darker emotional side of the oft performed standards, as well as lesser performed but still familiar tunes associated with some of her favorite singers, which include Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Carmen McRae, Doris Day, Susannah McCorkle, Rebecca Kilgore, and Mel Torme?.
Some other performers from whom she draws inspiration are Mark Murphy, Ben Webster, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Tony Bennett, Shirley Horn, Barbra Streisand, Bill Evans, George Shearing, Dick Hyman, Dave Brubeck, Marion McPartland, Kenny Barron, and Keith Jarrett