Children's Album of the Year 2017

WINNER

Diana Panton

I Believe in Little Things

Category:

Children's Album of the Year

Year:

2017

Label:

Independent*eOne

Diana Panton is one of Canada’s leading jazz vocalists and 2015 JUNO Awrard winner for “Best Vocal Jazz Album”. I Believe in Little Things is Panton’s first album for children; it has topped charts internationally, including Amazon.com’s “Movers and Shakers” Chart (number one highest increase percentage of sales in any musical genre within 24 hours), iTunes.ca/com (number one), HMV Japan (Top 10), Books.com in Taiwan (number one) and Billboard in the U.S.: where it landed on the Jazz (number eight) and Children’s Music charts (number 11) simultaneously. Along with a four-star review in DownBeat Jazz Magazine, the album won a “National Parenting Award”, a “Family Choice Award” and was designated a “Parent’s Choice Silver Award” winner. Featuring obscure gems and masterpieces from Disney, Sesame Street and Willy Wonka there is a carefree aura of freedom and hope in this gentle musical world which fosters imagination and creativity. Panton’s pure vocals are a hand-in-glove fit for this material. This, coupled with delightful arrangements by Don Thompson (Order of Canada, and three times JUNO Award winner) and masterful accompaniment by Thompson, Reg Schwager (four times National Jazz Award Guitarist) and Coenraad Bloemendal (acclaimed classical cellist) give new scope to this repertoire, thus providing quality music for young listeners and the young at heart.