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Diane Hubka

”Diane Hubka makes her way into a select group of jazz vocalists/instrumentalists, where she rightly assumes a place of honor.” (ALL ABOUT JAZZ) Whether singing with a group or accompanying herself on seven-string guitar, she gets straight to the heart of a song, playfully improvising over what New York's VILLAGE VOICE calls “as eclectically entertaining a collection of material as one could wish for.”

Diane's newest CD will be released on Oct 2! West Coast Strings (SSJ Records) features the singer with a far ranging program of music with eight West Coast master guitarists, plus soul-jazz veteran, Bobby Pierce guesting on Hammond B- 3. Hubka also plays guitar on three tracks. Don Heckman writes in the liner notes, “On this captivating new album, Diane has assembled a West Coast jazz guitar summit, with each of the all-star groupings providing the perfect setting for her soaring vocals.”

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Christopher Loudon, JAZZTIMES ”She wraps her clear-as-mountain-stream sound around “The Look of Love,” “Close Enough for Love,” and “Wild is the Wind” with consistently winning results.”

Michael G. Nastos, ALL MUSIC GUIDE ”A picture perfect vocalist if there ever was one.”

Ed Benson, JUST JAZZ GUITAR ”If your toes aren't tapping here you've got a problem...”

Shohei Chujo, Japan's SWING JOURNAL ”5 out of 5 Stars: Arguably the biggest discovery since Gambarini.”

Masamichi Okazaki, Japan's SWING JOURNAL ”4 1/2 out of 5 Stars: Hubka is also a good guitarist, and we get to hear her accompany herself in Luiz Bonfa’s “Manha de Carnaval.””

Joe Lang, JERSEY JAZZ ”It is always a pleasure to listen to a singer who combines a pleasing voice with intelligent lyric interpretation and the kind of musicianship and musicality that Diane Hubka possesses

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