Diane Nalini and Adrian Cho
Diane Nalini is a multi award-winning jazz singer and songwriter. She just released her fifth album, ‘Future Perfect’. Diane has performed at jazz festivals around the world, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. An accomplished songwriter, composer, and lyricist, Diane has written or co-written songs that have been used in major Hollywood releases, indie films, television shows, and video games. “She captures jazz at its most sophisticated and joyous level”, writes Elle Magazine Canada. “I just love Diane Nalini’s voice. This is a sassy, ‘ripe plum in the Italian sun’ kind of voice … She has such sweet and effortless pitch, it’s beautiful.”. (Katie Malloch, CBC radio’s Jazzbeat and Tonic).
As a musician who has been performing for over forty years, Adrian Cho is best known as the Artistic Director of the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, a unique, critically acclaimed symphonic jazz ensemble he founded in 2006. Each season, Adrian brings together an impressive array of professional jazz and symphony musicians to participate in a series of uniquely educational and entertaining performances. The orchestra’s annual season of concerts at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa is very popular and sells out very quickly each year. Alex Hutchinson of the Ottawa Citizen labelled Adrian “a cool guide to hot jazz”, while Doug Fischer, also of the Ottawa Citizen, referred to him as “a musical missionary”. John Kelman of All About Jazz wrote “Cho’s intentions were clearly to educate as much as to entertain, and he succeeded on both fronts.”.