Diane Landry
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Diane Landry

Houston, Texas, United States

Houston, Texas, United States
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""Diane Landry's vocals are smoky and bluesy.""

“Diane Landry's vocals are smoky and bluesy.” Call Me is one of the steamiest proposals I've ever heard, and talk about intimate -- her version of You've Changed "tears by me out the heart", to quote an Al Cohn title.”
Dave Frishberg/ Jazz Pianist, Composer & Lyricist

- Dave Frishberg

""It's a Lovely Day" is a dazzling gem in the current market.""

“ "It's a Lovely Day" is a dazzling gem in the current market.” Diane Landry is a rare find in the vocal genre. She not only owns the ballads but she swings like she invented the term.”
5 Stars
John Gilbert
- John Gilbert, EJazzNews.com

""Diane Landry will be a new name to many in the jazz and popular music world . . .""

“Diane Landry will be a new name to many in the jazz and popular music world” . . . Her debut CD, “It’s a Lovely Day”, reveals her to be both youthful and mature in her interpretations of lyrics, she is blessed with a beautiful voice, and she always swings . . . Ms. Landry is a singer who deserves national fame. With the release of “It’s a Lovely Day”, a perfect showcase for her subtle improvising and swinging style, Diane Landry will certainly gain recognition for her cool, intimate and wonderful voice.
Scott Yanow / Jazz Journalist/Critic
- Scott Yanow/Jazz Journaist/Critic

""Diane Landry brings the sound of southern swing full-tilt on this, her long-overdue debut release.""

“Diane Landry brings the sound of southern swing full-tilt on this, her long-overdue debut release.” "It's a Lovely Day" is a hard-driving, greasy session which shatters any expectations of another delicate chanteuse lazily wandering through the American Songbook. By contrast, Landry's soulful voice smacks of a tradition inspired by the rich culture of the Gulf Coast, but also has a maturity in phrasing associated with the great voices of our day. Combined with pianist/arranger Matt Lemmler's reharmonizations and world-class playing, the session treats the listener to the exciting sound of 21st century New Orleans jazz. You will marvel at how they stylishly revitalize worn chestnuts like Good Morning Heartache and Blue Moon. Recorded in the Crescent City with mostly local players including the great John Ellis on saxophone, "It's a Lovely Day” is bound to get national attention both for its unique point of view and the exceptional musicianship displayed throughout.
Andrew Lienhard/ JazzHouston.com
- Andrew Lienhard/JazzHouston.com

""Diane Landry and Matt Lemmler make a stunning debut with their first recording, "It's a Lovely Day"."

“Diane Landry & Matt Lemmler make a stunning debut with their first recording, "It's a Lovely Day".
Diane Landry possesses a breathy, sexy, soothing voice filled with heart and wisdom. Ms. Landry's read of the classic heartbreakers, "You've Changed, Good Morning Heartache and Blue Moon" show the depth of interpretation that only a woman who has lived life could render. Matt Lemmler shines on piano with beautiful solos flavored with the heart and soul of a New Orleans gentleman. The quartet on this recording are relaxed and exuding a joy that makes any music enthusiast want to play "It's a Lovely Day" over and over again.
Roseanna Vitro
- Roseanna Vitro


"It's a Lovely Day"
1. Lover Come Back to Me
2. What a Difference a Day
3. Blue Moon
4. Isn't This a Lovely Day?
5. Call Me
6. Easy Livin'
7. Good Morning Heartache
8. Can't We Be Friends?
9. The Shadow of Your Smile
10. You've Changed
11. Just in Time
12. Bye Bye Blackbird

Cuts from "It's a Lovely Day" are getting airplay around the country!!!



With the recent release of her critically acclaimed independent debut CD. "It’s A Lovely Day" and an ongoing slate of high spirited, swinging performances and airplay around the country, Diane Landry is, after too many years of putting her truest heart on the back burner, at last taking charge of her musical destiny and reconnecting with her lifelong dream.

A perfect reflection of the singer’s sultry and passionate personality and her equal love for intimacy and swinging, the emotionally compelling album lives up to its bright and optimistic title with exciting new arrangements of a colorful batch of the singer’s favorite pop and jazz standards by her longtime collaborator and producer, pianist Matt Lemmler. Recorded at The Music Shed in New Orleans, the sessions feature some of the Crescent City’s top jazz musicians, including well known saxophonist John Ellis.

Diane, who began working regularly with Lemmler’s ensemble three years ago after she overwhelmed him at a jam session by taking to the stage and singing “Teach Me Tonight,” began sharing her gift with jazz and pop fans in her hometown of Houston when she was just 11. While performing with the city’s top musicians at premiere supper and night clubs the singer was offered the opportunity to do her first studio recording.

Over the years, as she married and raised her daughter, Diane thought that perhaps she had shut the door on music permanently, but fortunately for her growing legion of fans—and the jazz world at large, which is just starting to catch wind of her vibrant voice and presence—fate had other plans. Three years ago, after her divorce, she found herself at a crossroads. She went back to school with plans of completing her degree and earning a certificate to teach elementary school. But one night friends talked her into getting up on stage and singing with Lemmer. After her impromptu performance, which led him to invite her to join his group, the two launched a friendship and creative partnership that continues to this day.

"It’s A Lovely Day" begins with explosive, hard hitting swing arrangements of “Love Come Back To Me” and “What A Difference A Day Makes” before showcasing her intimate side on tracks like “Blue Moon,” the intensely seductive “Call Me” and “Good Morning Heartache.” She then swings up again with high spirited jaunts through “The Shadow Of Your Smile” and “Just In Time.”

With her eye on the future, Diane is looking forward to hitting the road and sharing her rediscovered musical joy with audiences at festivals throughout the country, even as she continues to wow her longtime fans in Houston and New Orleans.