Diane is so happy to be back with CCX after a 7 year hiatus!
She is an actual Atlanta native with a colorful and varied career that spans musicals, theatre, cabaret, jazz and big band. From her first stint in college as a vocalist with the UWG Jazz Ensemble and lead singer for 80’s rock band Hit the Dek, after graduation she worked as an actor and travelled across the US, then made the move to New York where she starved, studied at the National Shakespeare Conservatory, Jean Cocteau Rep and performed with various theatres and groups for several years.
She returned to the Atlanta area and Pine Mountain, GA, her home town, in the mid 1990’s as one of the founders, along with her husband Sterling, of the Innsbruck Theatre and Artist’s Colony. She moved to Atlanta with the 1996 Olympics, did a bit of theatre and sang for bands around Atlanta, where she met many of her now much loved, fellow CCX friends! She was a regular with Take Note Big Band, The Usual Suspects, Atlanta Jazz Krewe, and has subbed in with Sentimental Journey and Atlanta Swing Orchestras. She was was part of the original CCX and happily returns to do what she truly loves – singing big band music! Diane has two almost grown daughters, Hannah and Kat. When she is not singing, she’s working at IBM as a product analyst. She thanks her family and her musician friends for all their support!