Diane Taraz

". . . a deep-flowing river of a voice. . ."
-- Sing Out! Magazine

Welcome! I'm based in the Boston area. (Click on the photo for more and larger images.)

Photograph of Diane Taraz, click for more and larger photos

After many years of dreaming about recording my favorite jazz standards, "Let's Do It!" is a reality! You can read the full notes under Recordings, above, or you can proceed directly to Ordering and click on the Buy It Now button. That will whisk you to the CD Baby site, where you don't actually have to buy it now; you can listen to sound clips and make up your mind in your own good time.

There will be two release concerts -- the first on Friday, October 17, at the Second Friday Coffeehouse in Belmont (yes, that's the third Friday, uh-huh). It's a great performance space, with a parking lot (!), and I will welcome all but one of the players on the CD (Steve Langone can't make it, but we've got another fabulous drummer named Steve). Mike Duke is on guitar, Peter Tillotson on bass, Steve Rose on drums, Billy Novick on clarinet, and Eric Kilburn on mandolin.

The second will be at Passim on Sunday, November 23, at 2:30 pm. If you haven't been there in a while, it's the same great place to hear music with a tasty menu of fresh food and lots of beverages to make the band sound even better! We will welcome Steve Langone, the CD drummer, to tap the skins for this one.

Details under "Coming Performances," above.

Here are my various YouTube creations. Enjoy!

"Beat of the Heart" click to watch
"Amaryllis" click to watch

From the Civil War era:

"The Lady in Black" click to watch
"Tenting Tonight" click to watch
Just for fun!

"Let's Go Canoeing on Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaug" click to watch
"La Rirette" click to watch
Some Colonial-era songs:

"Youth's the Season" click to watch
"Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier" click to watch
"Come Here, Fellow Servant!" click to watch
Holiday songs:

"Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabella" click to watch
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" click to watch
"Matilda Toots" click to watch
One for children, from my Toddler Songs CD:

"The Bee Song" click to watch

Three motets from Vox Lucens, the Renaissance choir in which I sing soprano:

"Alma Redemptoris Mater" click to watch
"O Magnum Mysterium" click to watch
"Quam Pulchra Es" click to watch<

Recipe for Raisin Pie

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