STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT
National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1P 5W1
Vocalist Diane Nalini and a quartet from the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra (OJO) celebrate the centenary of Nat King Cole, born in March 1919. Join us for an evening that blends some of Nat’s greatest hits with lesser performed gems, as this five-piece drummerless group pays tribute to one of the twentieth century’s greatest jazz singers and most swinging pianists. Celebrated vocalist Diane Nalini composes and sings in four languages. She has recorded four albums, sung at jazz festivals around the globe, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. She was nominated for the Grand Prix de Jazz General Motors at the 2002 Montreal International Jazz Festival, and was one of two finalists for the UK’s Young Jazz Vocalist of the Year awards for 2001. Diane’s original songs have also been featured in television, independent films, as well as the Hollywood movie “Charlotte Grey” starring Cate Blanchett, which featured her song “L’amour d’autrefois”, co-written wit...