HMC Presents: Diana Panton Trio
April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$45
Hamilton Music Collective Presents:
Diana Panton Trio
Thursday April 25, 2024
Reg Schwager (Guitar)
Don Thompson (Piano)
Series Tickets on sale Tuesday December 19 2023 9:00am
Individual Tickets on sale Monday January 8 2024 9:00am
Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)
Please choose your seats at check out!
Doors at 7:00PM, show at 8:00PM (two sets).
Thanks to our charcuterie sponsor Sam’s Cheese & Meats! Find them in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market.
About Diana Panton:
2019 JUNO Nominee, 2017 JUNO Winner, 2015 JUNO Winner
“Easily in the top echelon of jazz vocalists anywhere in the world today.”
David Braid, JUNO-winning pianist and Gemini-winning composer
“If the expression ‘the art of interpretation’ has ever applied, then it does here.
Expressiveness, paired with a voice that is nuanced with top notch jazz inflections,
gives us a vocalist that ranks among the greatest young chanteuse of our time.“
– Volker Doberstein, tonart magazine, Germany
When the late great saxophonist Yusef Lateef identified Diana Panton as “a heart singer” and legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan enthused, “[Diana]’s so soulful, I know she means every word she sings,” they helped highlight some of the special interpretative gifts required to create the raw emotive work that is blue. Panton’s tenth release is not a casual listen, but a deep delve into the feelings that accompany the fragments of a broken relationship. The album is the third in a trilogy that began with the infatuation of first-time love on pink (2009 / Silver Disc Award Winner in Japan), followed by the passion of true love on RED (2015 JUNO Winner).
In testament to Panton’s grand vision for this endeavour, the release dates of these albums were deliberately spread out over a decade so that the music could better reflect different stages in the narrative, as well as showcase the maturation of Panton’s vocal artistry.
Supported by stirring arrangements by jazz icon Don Thompson O.C. featuring an all-star musical cast consisting of Phil Dwyer C.M. (sax), Reg Schwager C.M. (guitar), Jim Vivian (bass), Thompson himself (piano) and the Penderecki String Quartet, the quality of this blue recording should appeal to anyone who appreciates excellence in music Although it may seem counterintuitive to record an album of sad songs during a pandemic, many people are dealing with the loss of a loved one, a job or a relationship during these challenging times. As listeners seek out Panton’s music for its therapeutic effects, it is hoped blue will bring solace to those coping with adversity.
“For Diana, her technique is rather a vehicle for expression, so that her musical message reaches the listener. Her prior album, pink had a theme of “new love”, and the romance has moved to the next level in this new album RED. Diana’s expression doesn’t lose any of its grace in communicating these mature love songs and further reveals her purity. In addition, the elegant sounding arrangements by Don Thompson, who has supported Diana since her debut, are truly superb.” – Jazz Japan
“A rare and outstanding vocalist, Diana Panton has the magical ability to draw the audience into listening attentively to her album track by track.” – Hong Kong’s Hi-Fi Review
Showcasing top Canadian and international musicians in jazz, blues, and improvised music. We are excited to welcome you back to our jazz lounge following a $2.5 million transformation. The new theatre has the same great stage, with a new sound system and expanded seating capacity for you to enjoy world-class music in downtown Hamilton!
All proceeds from ticket sales support the An Instrument For Every Child (AIFEC) program.
For more information about the Hamilton Music Collective and An Instrument For Every Child visit: hamiltonmusiccollective.ca
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