The Story

The Story

Four time Downbeat Critic’s Choice “Rising Star” category recipient Diane Delin performs internationally with her groups. She has also toured with others, such as the Frank Sinatra Orchestra, which inspired her to add strings to some of her projects. Diane has 5 cds to date, the last of which reached #5 on the national jazz charts. In addition to performing, Delin is String Coordinator at Columbia College Chicago. She offers a variety of critically acclaimed performances:

Diane Delin 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:Delin offers performances with your community or school string orchestra.

She also 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.