DIANA BRAITHWAITE AND CHRIS WHITELEY

Classic and vintage jazz and blues!

“Talented couple highlights the TD Jazz Festival! ”  THE TORONTO SUN”

“Diana Braithwaite is a national treasure”  Danny Marks  JAZZ FM 91.1″

Diana Braithwaite is an award winning internationally renowned jazz and blues vocalist who most recently won the 2018 Global music Bronze Award for Best Female Jazz vocalist.  Braithwaite also became the recipient of Canada’s National Blues Awards winning the  Blues With A Feeling – Life Time Achievement In The Blues Award 2018.

 

Chris Whiteley was born in Kansas and came to Canada as a youth where he came to be one of the top musicians in the country.  A multi-instrumentalist and nine time Maple Blues Award Winner for Best Horn Player of the Year,  Whiteley is also a recipient of the Jazz Report Magazine Album of the Year Award.  Chris Whiteley can be heard on the recordings, albums and CD’s of over 250 musical recording artists, including Leon Redbone who hired Whiteley to play on his televised featured spot on Saturday Night Live.


Canadian Eh!  Proud to call Toronto, Canada their home this exciting award winning jazz and blues husband and wife team brings the vintage, classic sound of yesteryear to their live shows and recordings.  Presenting concerts from the Georgia Sea Islands to Ireland, from Festivals in New York City and Virginia to concert halls in North America,  and blues and jazz clubs in Moscow and London, England.

Diana and Chris have recorded five previous albums together with Electro-Fi Records, and a latest 2018 release of jazz classics I WAS TELLING HIM ABOUT YOU with  the G-threejazz record  label.

Signed with the international music publishing house – Nightingale Music to create and produce original songs for inclusion in movies, TV and film, their latest project – Roadhouse Music Project was released internationally in 2018.

Sugar and Gold – A musical story of the Underground Railroad also premiered in February 2018, at four theatres across Ontario as Diana and Chris presented their new theatrical, musical show to standing ovations and welcoming audiences.

As the esteemed jazz bible DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE said about Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley “it’s a rare and good thing when two talented performers join forces.” Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley have performed to tens of thousands over their vast careers and audiences, critics and jazz and blues lovers all over North America and Europe seem to agree.

Quotes:

“What can be said of Braithwaite, other than that her voice is exquisite, and exquisitely suited to this smoky repertoire.”

” …equally at home in the worlds of hot blues and cool jazz.”

“Her partner in crime, or at least criminally gorgeous music-making, Whiteley is himself an nine-time winner of the Maple Blues Horn Player of the Year”

“The way that Braithwaite captures the essence of these ballads is enchanting, and the way Whiteley’s horn extends her lines is breathtaking.”  The Whole Note Magazine, David Olds, Editor – April 2018.

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LATEST NEWS

New CD Release! !    I WAS TELLING HIM ABOUT YOU

Diana & Chris’s latest Jazz Release with Toronto Canada’s G-ThreeJazz Record label wins the 2018 Global Music Bronze Award for Best Jazz Female Vocalist for the title track “I Was Telling Him About You”.


 

AWARDS

Diana Braithwaite  Global Music Bronze Award Winner Best Female Jazz Vocalist -2018

Chris Whiteley – 9 time Maple Blues Award Winner for  Best Horn Player of the Year

Diana Braithwaite – Blues With A Feeling Award – Life Time Achievement In The Blues -Maple Blues Awards – 2018

Chris Whiteley- Blues With A Feeling Award – Life Time Achievement In the Blues- Maple Blues Awards  2011

Nominated ~ Best Female Vocalist ~ Maple Blues Awards

Winner ~ of Canada Council’s Musical Composer’s  Award

Winner of Canada’s SOCAN Best Songwriters Award

Winner ~ Jazz Report ~ Album of the year

Winner of The African ~ American Women in The Arts AwardChicago, Illinois USA

Winner of The Golden Sheaf Award ~ Soundtrack

Best Original Songs for feature-length movie ~ Canada

Winner of The Cable Ace Award- feature film ~ Los Angeles, USA

Gemini Award Winner ~ Canada

Past Events

Le Passage Blues & Jazz Festival, France
Massey Hall, Toronto Canada
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, England
Monaghan Blues & Jazz Festival, Ireland
Great British Blues & Jazz Festival, Colne, UK
Midland Performing Arts Centre- Canada
Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
Downtown Jazz Festival, Toronto, Canada
Beaches Jazz Festival – Toronto
Place des Arts, Montréal
Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary
Stage Door Festival, Netherlands
Maryport Festival, United Kingdom
Saturday Night Live – Chris Whiteley
Montreal Jazz Festival – Chris Whiteley
Hudson River Blues Festival, New York City
Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham Mass.
Fergus Grand Theatre – Canada
Tinner Hill Blues Festival, Falls Church Virginia
Yardbird Suite – Alberta
Poconos Festival, Poconos, US
Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago, Illinois
Black National Theatre Festival, North Carolina
Theresa’s Lounge, Chicago
Hornby Island Music Festival
Nanaimo Blues Festival, BC
Maple Blues Awards Gala, Toronto
Barrie Blues Festival, Barrie, Ontario
Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks
The Roxy Theatre, Gabriola Island
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront, ON
Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, ON
Jamaica School of Drama, Jamaica, WI
Toronto Star Jazz & Blues Festival, CNE
The Drum Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK
The Peepul Art Centre, Leicester, UK
The Roxy, Los Angeles
Philadelphia Folk Festival
BlueBird Cafe, Nashville

CONTACT US

FOR  BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCHOOL SHOWS – UNDERGROUND RAILROAD OR HISTORY OF BLUES AND JAZZ SCHOOL SHOWS –  PLEASE CONTACT DIANA AND CHRIS DIRECTLY AT:  info@hotblues.ca


JAZZ & BLUES SHOWS

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DIANA & CHRIS                                                                                                                                        FOR BOOKINGS AT CANADIAN AND US BLUES FESTIVALS,  BLUES SHOWS AND CLUBS OR TO CONTACT DIANA AND CHRIS DIRECTLY PLEASE EMAIL:   Info@hotblues.ca or complete and submit the contact form below.

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