Welcome to the 7th edition of the Dione Taylor Newsletter!
Happy Spring! I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous weather as much as I am. I've been very busy doing some cool shows, singing with some amazing artists, shooting my first music video and also getting ready for my first Canadian tour. Check out the website every once in a while for news, photos, updates and the video release party.
See you soon!
Dione tours across Canada in June
Dione will be heading out on the road with her band to do a tour of Western Canada with performances in Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon.
(Check the website to get more info on the shows and see the full itinerary)
The show in Regina Saskatchewan will be Dione's first show in her hometown! CBC Radio 2 will be there to capture the performance and will broadcast it on July 18th, 2007 from 8:00pm-10:00pm on their new show "Canada Live".
After a short pause Dione will be back on the road with shows in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Port Hope and Prince Edward Island.
Dione performs for the grand opening of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday June 2, 2007
Dione was invited to perform alongside some of the world class Canadian stars at the unveiling and grand opening of the Michael Lee-Chin crystal at the ROM.
Dione in rehearsals at the ROM Concert
Dione with Sharon Riley and The Faith Chorale
The concert was an eclectic mix of diverse Canadian talent which included David Foster, Jann Arden, Deborah Cox, Natalie MacMaster, Leahy, Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale, K'Naan, Comedian Sean Cullen and Environmentalist David Suzuki. Dione's performance brought the house down with the help of the wonderfully talented Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale. Governor General Michaelle Jean was among the top dignitaries present for the occasion and spoke sentimentality about the new Crystal: "This bold and alluring building is proof of the spirit of ingenuity that exists in this country," said Jean.
Dione finishes shooting her first music video
The final touches are being added to Dione's first music video! The video, which was directed by the world renown photographer/videographer Cylla Von Tiedeman and Riddle Films, is in support of the first single "Little Black Dress" which is an original composition co-written with Liz Tansey. Stay tuned to the website and next newsletter for the official video release party and a sneak peek!
Click here for more behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot.
Brand new video Electronic Press Kit (EPK)
Check out Dione's brand new video EPK and learn more about this young, exciting and soulful artist.
Click here to view the video.
If SWAY ran the JUNO's
"Sweetly melancholic and defiantly optimistic, jazz vocalist Dione Taylorís voice is like a perfect first date after months of singledom. We canít resist."
- Nick Aveling (SWAY Magazine. May 7, 2007)
Click here to download the *.pdf
Saturday September 22nd @ 8:00pm
Memorial Park. Port Hope, Ontario
Dione will be performing a very unique concert with Doug Riley and PJ Perry at the All Canadian Jazz Festival
Friday August 10th @ 7:30pm
Dione will be performing with Doug Riley at the Indian River Festival
Wednesday July 18 @ 8:00pm
Dioneís homecoming performance in Regina Saskatchewan for the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Fest
will be aired on "Canada Live"
Friday June 29th @ 8:00pm
Dione will be performing at the 2007 Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon
Thursday June 28th @ 8:00pm
Dione will be performing at the Hotel Saskatchewan Ballroom in Regina Saskatchewan for the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Fest
Wednesday June 27th @ 10:30pm
Dione will be performing at the 2007 Cool Jazz Winnipeg Festival
Tuesday June 26th @ 7:30pm
Dione will be performing at the 2007 Cool Jazz Winnipeg Festival at The Exchange Event Centre
Sunday June 24th @ 3:00pm
Dione will be performing at the JazzFest International in Victoria
at Victoria's Centennial Square
Saturday June 23rd @ 3:00pm
Dione will be performing at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Click here to see all of Dione's upcoming events!