2012 | Vocal Jazz Album of the Year | Diana Panton | | The JUNO Awards

Diana Panton is being heralded as one of the brightest lights on the vocal jazz scene today. Her 3rd album, PINK, won the Silver Disc Award for Best Vocal Recording of 2010 in Japan’s prestigious Jazz Critique Magazine. Her sophomore release, IF THE MOON TURNS GREEN earned her a JUNO Award nomination. This album also secured a place for her among four vocalists selected worldwide to perform in France at Jazz à Juan Revelations, where she was voted Premiere Dauphine by the Juan public. Her debut recording, YESTERDAY PERHAPS made the top 10 Jazz Albums of the Year in NOW Magazine and the Montreal Mirror. Panton’s latest recording TO BRAZIL WITH LOVE is her most ambitious project to date. This tribute album to the samba and bossa nova music of Brazil showcases some of Canada and Brazil’s finest musicians. WholeNote Magazine proclaimed the album “a perfect jewel of a CD – each track is a perfectly manicured musical facet, set firmly in the Brazilian idiom and seamlessly sung in French and English by Panton. Her diaphanous vocal sound never insists and her high speed vibrato is like the beat of a hummingbird’s heart – natural, untainted and pure.” (Lesley Mitchell-Clarke).