Diane Nalini

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Diane Nalini

Diane Nalini started singing at the age of three, and never stopped. Born in Montreal to Belgian and Goan parents, the singer/songwriter's multilingual repertoire draws from her lifelong passion for jazz, French Chanson, Brazilian popular song, and great literature. "She captures jazz at its most sophisticated and joyous level," writes Elle Magazine Canada. Katie Malloch, host of CBC's "Tonic", says: "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."

Diane has given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. She was one of two finalists for the UK's Young Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2001, and was nominated for the Grand Prix de Jazz General Motors at the 2002 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Her music has been heard coast-to-coast on such national CBC radio programmes as "As It Happens", "The Sunday Edition" with Michael Enright, "Morningside" with Peter Gzowski, "Tonic" with Katie Malloch, and Jurgen Gothe's "Disc Drive." On Espace Musique, she has been featured on shows by Dan Behrman, Stanley Péan, Dorothée Berryman, and André Vigeant.

She has released four wide-ranging albums on her own indie label, Earthglow Records. Her most recent project, "Kiss Me Like That" (2009) celebrates humanity's ongoing fascination with the sky and stars. "Songs of Sweet Fire" (2006) is a collection of 15 sonnets and songs from the plays of William Shakespeare, set to Diane's original jazz, blues, folk and pop music. "Tales... My Mama told me" (2002) brought together songs from Diane's memories of growing up. And her debut album, "After dusk", was an intimate collection of jazz standards, originals, French chanson, and Brazilian bossa nova.