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Diane Hoffman

Diane Hoffman was born and raised in Cambridge, Ma. where her maternal grandfather was a working musician. She was drawn to the thriving jazz and folk scene in Cambridge and it was there that the flames of self expression were kindled. Moving to California, she pursued the formal study of fine arts, spending a year of independent work with noted French painter, Jacques Fabert at “El Molino” in Erongaricuaro, Mexico before earning a BFA from the California College of Arts. All the while, she continued to play guitar and sing. She returned east, settled in NY and continued to paint and began a series of solo exhibits

ARTICLE: RADIO

Summer City

Read "Summer City" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This Summer in the City broadcast includes new releases from bassist Marlene Rosenberg, vocalists Greta Matassa and Rosana Ekert, the Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter Trio and the Wayne Wallace Jazz Quartet, with birthday shout outs to Dave Grusin, vocalists Madeline Eastman, Tierney Sutton, Lena Horne and harpist Brandee Younger, among others. Playlist Jennifer Wharton “The Year of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis

Read "Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The final day of station fundraising also included new releases from Mariel Austin, Emmet Cohen, Yelena Eckemoff and The Becoming Quintet with birthday shout outs to Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Warren Vache, Michel Legrand and Patti Wicks among others. Also women-penned movie songs to honor Oscar Night and remembering Ethel Ennis. Playlist Hal Schaefer ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Joni Mitchell Turns 75; Remembering Roy Hargrove

Read "Joni Mitchell Turns 75; Remembering Roy Hargrove" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This post-election broadcast celebrates the new wave of women in the House and Senate -also remembering Roy Hargrove (1969-2018) in the second hour plus a special 75th birthday tribute to Joni Mitchell in the third hour. Playlist Roxy Coss “Nevertheless She Persisted" from The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Ethel Ennis “If Women Ruled ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Performance And Visual Artist Diane Hoffman To Release Third Album Do I Love You Produced By Ulysses Owens, Jr. Featuring A Dynamic Ensemble

Performance And Visual Artist Diane Hoffman To Release Third Album Do I Love You Produced By Ulysses Owens, Jr. Featuring A Dynamic Ensemble

Vocalist and visual artist Diane Hoffman will release her third album entitled Do I Love You on October 9, 2018. On the recording, Hoffman once again chose to feature drummer/percussionist Ulysses Owens, Jr. with whom she previously worked and, who for this project, produced and assembled a formidable ensemble that includes Billy Test, piano; Jacob Kelberman, ...

My Little French Dancer

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008
Track listing: Gone With the Wind; Well You Needn't; Close Enough for Love; When Love Was All We Had; Blackberry Winter; You're My Thrill; Sunday in New York; Two Years of Torture; Yellow Days; Farewell, Noelle; When Did You Leave Heaven?

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Diane Hoffman: My Little French Dancer

Read "My Little French Dancer" reviewed by Jim Santella

Honoring a departed friend through her latest album, singer Diane Hoffman tells stories that provide a clear glimpse of the heartache and depression that follow such a loss. Her “Farewell, Noelle" provides the facts while her interpretation of “When Did You Leave Heaven" provides the feeling. Tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon, guitarist John Hart ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Diane Hoffman: My Little French Dancer

Read "My Little French Dancer" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Jazz vocalist Diane Hoffman's decision to open My Little French Dancer with Magidson and Wrubel's “Gone With the Wind" is indeed a wise one. There are perhaps a dozen or so top echelon jazz singers who have provided a vocal version of this jazz standard, including Anita O'Day, Carmen McRae and a young Betty Carter's unforgettable ...


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