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Perez

I was born in Harlem, New York. 136 Street and Amsterdam Avenue. I was baptized at Church of the Annunciation, 88Convent Avenue, New York, NY My mother was of Cuban Irish decent, a housewife; my Puerto Rican father was a machinist, played congas and guitar in the Navy Big Band. Drawn to music and art from an early age, it was said, that by age four, I would hear a song once and be able to recite the lyrics and melody. I attended High School of Art and Design at the age of 12 and majored in photography. Though photography was my first impulse towards self expression, I later focused my energy on vocals as a form of communication.

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By Edward Blanco

New York native Diana Perez is a remarkable artist blessed with a strong expansive contralto voice that sets her apart from the myriad of female jazz vocalists producing new recordings almost daily. Releasing her third album and first on the ZOHO label, “It’s Happenin’” features a repertoire taken from the Great American Songbook cast in new exciting arrangements and performed with a cadre of luminaries from the top echelon of New York’s vibrant jazz scene.

This is one of those rare jazz vocal albums where the vocalist surrounds herself with such an impressive musical support that the excellent instrumentals and solos almost outshine the singer herself

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

New York, NY

Clinic/Workshop Information

Clinic/Workshop Information Workshop for Advanced 1) how to produce your cd I have produced 3 sessions that labels have picked up. We go over : formulating a Budget, song choice, musicians, record labels, distribution options, website, press and radio PR, graphics . Workshop for beginners 1) If you can hear it you can sing it I go through several tunes , with my students teaching diction. ( clinic for Europe and JAPAN) list of listening homework. 2) Health is vital , eating , breathing

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Albums

It's Happenin'
It's Happenin'
Zoho Music
2008
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Sunday Sketches
Sunday Sketches
Timeless Records
2006
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