Diane has had a long career performing in the U.S., but has spent her recent years performing mainly abroad. This concert is Ms. Witherspoon's real comeback to the Bay Area where she has a fan base who has missed her dearly.West Coast jazz drummer Myron Cohen was with the late, great jazz drummer, Mr. Billy Higgins very closely for the last few years before his passing. Higgins requested that Myron work with Diane as much as he could after he passed - and Myron has several times. He created The…See More
Musical Artist, Vocalist, Record Label, Educator, Composer
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International jazz singer extraordinaire. Recording artist, composer, producer and musician. Petite, warm, spirtual, committed to the music. I have recorded with Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins, John Heard, Tony Dumas, Teddy Edwards, Herman Riley, Art Hillery, Roy McCurdy, Eddie Marshall, Tyrone Brown and many other "Greats"!
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From Toni Manieson, of JazzTone jazz club in Accra, Ghana
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."