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Diane Delin

Diane Delin is a violinist, composer, recording artist and educator. Her jazz work has earned her the Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll “Rising Star” category four times.  She has also received such comments as: “Her elegance and expertise are always obvious,” from Jazz Times Magazine,  while the Chicago Tribune remarks, “Evocative performance… the way Delin and these musicians merge jazz rhythm with quasi classical instrumentation could lure both audiences.” Boston’s jazz critic Fred Bouchard adds, “She’s really a fine player with exquisite taste” and Cadence Magazine comments, “perfect for the museum music-series circuit … (music) most exquisitely realized, while  St. Louis’ Sheldon Concert Hall gives her “Standing Ovation!”

“Delin produces improvisations of considerable style and unmistakable integrity” 

Howard Reich, LA Times

“Empathetic duets” (Duality) – Doug Ramsey, JazzTimes Magazine

“A refined sense of swing and pure melodic sense that makes for a completely engaging and enjoyable set.” John Kelman, All About Jazz

“Their music has the style and sophistication of sonatas by Ravel or Debussy. Beautiful!” 
Jim Wilke, Jazz After Hours, Public Radio International

“Violinist Diane Delin moves through musical ideas with such grace”

Aaron Cohen, Downbeat Magazine

“Diane Delin swings hard in the company of an excellent rhythm section”   Doug Ramsey, JazzTimes

Diane Delin Offers:

OPUS- One Planet Under The Sun 

A multicultural musical weaving, pulling colorful rhythmic, melodic, and thematic

threads  from countries around the world including:

Offerings for A Peaceable Season - International, nondenominational holiday program, based on CD voted in "Best Holiday Jazz CDs Ever by NPR.

"Melodic season's greetings from various cultures will bring holiday cheer to religious and agnostic music fans alike." George Harris

Delinquncy Jazz – Jazz Quartet

“Delin swings hard in the company of an excellent rhythm section”
Doug Ramsey, Jazz Times Magazine

“She can light a real fire under both a band and an audience”
Neil Tesser, The Chicago Examiner, Grammy Winner 2013

Duality ~ Duo with pianist Dennis Luxion

The duo creates a rich ambiance that has precedence in the work of

Bill Evans and Chick Corea’s duo work, but has a sound all its own.”
John Kelman, All About Jazz and Jazz Views UK

Octagon ~ a double quartet of jazz and string quartet

“Evocative performance…The way Delin and these musicians merge jazz rhythm

with quasi classical instrumentation could lure both audiences. Delin and friends

virtually transcend genre, playing a music that embraces many idioms.”
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Community Outreach and Educational Programs
Delin offers performances with your community or school string orchestra. She also offers working with a local string quartet in presenting Octagon. In addition she conducts clinics and master classes for students and educators. She and her groups have presented “informances” for thousands of students of all ages in both urban and rural areas, in residencies and community outreach in conjunction with concerts.

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