Beauty, Passion and Heart.
Violinist Diane Perry is breaking new ground...
blending the language of folk with the artistry of classical and jazz.
The stunning music that results has Beauty, Passion and Heart as its core.
Hailed as "madly original.... playful, mischievous, and innocent all at once," Juilliard-trained violinist Diane Perry's music is so visceral and honest that audiences are moved to tears. The shows swing between hilarious to heartbreaking, her violin-playing is lauded for its spectacularly pure tone, and her voice for being rich with emotion.
Composer David Amram called her "a true musician's musician, and a singer's singer. She tells her own story in a compelling style... She plays violin and sings with a soulfulness and brilliance that captivates audiences. She doesn't copy anyone and doesn't need to. SHE IS THE REAL DEAL!"
Reggie Harris says "I love, love, LOVE, with a capital L what you are doing! The astonishing combination of the relationship of your instruments and the articulate nature of your arrangements was simply magical! What you did in your performance was combine the best of literature, music, and the dramatic arts."
Diane Perry was invited to perform at the 2019 Tucson Folk Festival in Arizona on April 6, 2019, and played with six-time Grammy Winner Arturo O'Farrill in the Greene Space in a live broadcast from WQXR and WNYC on March 12, 2019.
She's been awarded two official Folk Alliance Regional Showcases: the 2017 Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) conference where she booked several Midwest concerts, and has since toured the midwest and the southeast USA, and for the 2018 NERFA Semi-Formal Showcases, Diane Perry performed Saturday, Nov. 10th at 11:05 PM in the International Ballroom of the Stamford Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT.
She has recorded and performed shows with The DonJuans (Grammy-winning songwriters Don Henry and Jon Vezner), David Amram, Reggie Harris, The Trailer Park Troubadours, Scott Whitfield, The Digital Music Products Big Band, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (another Grammy-winner), and is on the original cast album of the off-Broadway hit I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, as well as many other recordings. She was co-producer for the soundtrack recording for Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You as well as helped to produce several other musician's CDs.
Diane Perry lives in Northeast New Jersey and Nashville, TN.