Diana Wood
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Diana Wood


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"Food for the Soul....."

"Diana’s sound is vivacious and alive, blending an intoxicating mix of jazz piqued with nuances of groove, world, latin and easy listening.. Her lucid vocals are infused with purity and spirit. To listen and savour her palette of audible delights is a satiating feast for the hungry soul."
(East of Toronto Magazine)

- East of Toronto Magazine

"A little Cirque du Soleil"

Canadian singer, Diana Wood is fresh and soothing like a cool sorbet on a warm day. This delicate, graceful debut NURA offers a new, hip take on "easy listening". Her clean, honey-smooth vocals are layered into each melody as one would place a trumpet, saxophone or guitar. She is a little Cirque du Soleil, a little Astrud, very smooth, and a lot easy listening.
Sandy Shore,
- Smoothjazz.com

"Beautiful Music"

Flexibility with rich vocal talent and meticulous intonation is what you’ll hear in Diana’s voice. Her music simply lifts all boundaries between styles and expresses the beauty of her art through jazz and fusion. Her talent for extremely sensual sound scapes is another one of her big assets. Timelessly beautiful music, which proves how entertaining and enjoyable even intelligent and artistically ambitious music can be.
Margen Music - Spain

- Margen Music - Spain

"Soundtrack of my day..."

Diana caught my ear and heart. She has personality and character, but most of all is fresh. I felt like I knew the person long before having an opportunity to talk with her. Her Nura recording is really the soundtrack for my day. I think she is a major voice and artist in the contemporary jazz scene today.
WLHC-FM - Norm Allen, General Manager U.S. Radio



"Canadian artist Diana Wood alias NURA could be the next sensation on the jazz and adult listening charts once people hear her self-titled release. Her lovely voice is her strongest ally. She is able to jump back and forth from smooth upbeat jazz to polished pop flavored gems. She reminds at times of Airto and Flora Purim at the height of their creative powers. Diana is one of the brightest talents I’ve heard.
JAZZREVIEW.COM - Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

- Jazzreview.com

"Diana Wood at the Oakville Convention Centre!"

There is nothing better than a pleasant surprise! That's exactly what lay in store for me last evening at Diana Wood’s concert in Oakville. Admittedly, I was not all that familiar with her music, let alone her debut CD, although I recognized a couple of tracks immediately, as I had done my listening homework earlier in the week. From the opening song (The Girl from Ipanema) to the upbeat closing selection (Here) which is scheduled to be on her next album, the show was enchanting. Throughout the evening, the tempos and moods changed frequently, providing us with the full range that this powerful artist can deliver.

Stuart, Nura's accredited composer, treated us to a masterful performance on his 6-string bass guitar. We also heard several selections (Same City, Different World ' and ' Elegance ' to name a couple ) that will be included on Stuart's imminent debut CD, titled Edification. Diana’s voice has an incredible range, and it perfectly suited the style changes which occurred from song to song. And, here's an interesting tidbit - did you know that 'More Lemons Please' is a song about eating lobster? Listen to the lyrics, and you will hear that song differently (I used to think there was some pretty risque prose being recited). Finally, not to be overlooked were the other incredibly talented musicians that completed the sound of the evening. Gordon Webster (piano) played several 'solo' riffs which reminded me of Keith Jarrett's Koln concert, where everyone just held their breath as the music swept the audience away somewhere. I can't recall a recent concert that I have enjoyed as much!! In short, I LOVED it!!
- Milvi Salurand 'Smooth Jazz Canada'


'We're Not Alone' (single)
'Rue Clarendon' (single)
'Nura' (CD)
'Edification' (CD)
'What the world needs now..' (CD)

'Nura' & 'Edification' both have radio airplay and streaming worldwide.
Available on Amazon.com
and through Start Music -



TRIUS is the name of Diana's latest trio, featuring an elegant selection of jazz, classical and easy listening arrangements.

Her impact on the Jazz music scene in Canada, Europe and the U.S. received much notoriaty from her alias ‘NURA’ debut album.
A project that broke new ground with a sound that blends Jazz with elements of R&B, Brazilian/Latin and Classical music. Diana is an award winning jazz vocalist that tastefully weaves lyrics and vocalese into a melody, bringing a cinematic quality to her songs, in addition to the standard scat that is heard in classic jazz.

She can be heard on compilations from Smoothjazz.com (U.S.) and ‘Rendezvous on the Jazz Boulevard’ Vol. 4 – Universal, Poland. You can purchase her vocal work on CD’s – NURA and EDIFICATION from Amazon.com; featuring world famous musicians such as Tom Scott-sax (Steely Dan); Don Grusin-piano (Clarik Terry, Lee Ritenour, Ernie Watts); Luis Conte-percussion (James Taylor, Phil Collins), Vinnie Coliauta-drums (Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Sting).

Canadian Jazz luminaries Lorne Lofsky, Bernie Senensky, Bob Livingstone, Bill McBirnie, along with icons Rik Emmett (Triumph), Kevin Breit (Sisters Euclid), Joe Rockman (Jeff Healey) and Tom Leighton are just a few of the many talents Diana has shared the stage and studio with.

Enjoy free downloads from her CD titled 'What the world needs now...' featuring arrangements with a global spin on classic jazz and pop standards. A dedication to her father. A work of love both she and Stuart Steinhart produced solely as a Duo.

Diana grew up in a very musical family environment in Ottawa. She relocated in the late 70’s to Toronto to further her music and performance studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, The Royal Conservatory of Ontario, Composer Robert Mundinger along with jazz workshops at Humber and York University giving her a solid background in technique and approach.
Diana teaches private Vocal Coaching and Guitar at: www.angusbordenmusic.ca

“Best Jazz & World Song Nominee”
We’re Not Alone
2009 New Music Awards

“Jazz Vocalist of the Year” Nominee
2005 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

“Jazz Artist of the Year” Nominee
2004 Canadian National Jazz Award

“Most Played Canadian Albums/Artists”
“Most Played Vocalists”
For 2005 & 2004 – Jazz Lynx – Café Jazz Radio

“Best of 2003” – Canadian Jazz Charts
Top 10 Canadian Albums ; Top Albums ; Top Songs with ‘We’re Not Alone’

2003 Award Winner
Top 10 Most Played Independent CD
Smooth Jazz .Com – U.S.