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O.Henry Hotel Cocktails & Jazz: Diana Tuffin
January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Every Thursday, Artists Dave Fox (piano), Neill Clegg (saxophone, clarinet and flute) and Matt Kendrick (double bass) will be joined by guest vocalists, who cover The Great American Songbook and jazz classics including swing…and modal classics from the late ‘50s to early ‘60s, as well as Brazilian jazz from the early ‘60s. No cover charge!
About the artist:
Diana’s musical journey has landed her in front of a most prolific composer, arranger, piano accompanist and vocal coach, Mr. Norman Simmons, who was the power driver behind the likes of Joe Williams, Carmen McCrae, Sarah Vaughn, Betty Carter, Anita O’Day, Dakota Staton and now Diana. Diana’s unique vocal style is in high demand for her multi lingual performances of Jazz, Blues, Spirituals and Old School R&B. For the past ten years, she has graced the International Furniture Market with her diverse musical interpretations for visitors from around the world. Diana was bestowed the honor as the lead vocalist for the 2015 John Coltrane All Stars. They performed at the 2015 John Coltrane festival. She was selected to represent the Triad as a featured vocalist in Greensboro’s Weaver Theater’s production, “The Living Women Legends In Jazz”. Diana acting credits contribute to a two week sell out for “Stomping at the Savoy” at the Yakinville Theater in Yakinville, N.C.Appeared in Dr. Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble Production at the Turnage Theater, Washington,N.C. Diana has been privileged to perform with some of the upper crust of musical leaders: Andrea Brachfeld, Melva Houston, Chris Murrell, Matt Kendrick, John Wilson, Joe Robinson, Nat Adderly, Jr., Wynard Harper, Andrea Brachfeld, Ray Schinery, Akiko Tsuruga, Roy Roberts, Jerry Weldon, Ron Stacker, Cle Thompson, Courtneay Wynter, Dr. James Anderson, Vincent Crenshaw, Dave Reid, Neil Maxey and many others.