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In JUMP!, Dynamic pianist/vocalist Diane Lines and her stellar band forge a uniquely feminine approach to the era of jump blues; the era that combined elements of swing, blues, & boogie-woogie; the era that predicted mainstream rock & roll & the popular music of a generation! Driving rhythms, vocal harmonies, clever lyrics & superb musicianship, exemplify the fun & flavor of the Jump Blues era in American music. Diane along with a supporting cast of world-class musicians, combine energy, high-octane musicianship & natural wit - making the audience “feel they are at a great musical party with a personal friend”

“Port Ludlow embraced Diane Lines' and the cast of JUMP! Diane interacts with the audience all the time from the stage and her piano licks and great vocals seamlessly merged. She was also approachable in the lobby between sets and  never did any of the cast express "attitude."  They were one with us and it worked! We're looking forward to Diane and Tony's next production and hope to see them in little Port Ludlow, WA again soon”  

Barbara Wagner Jauregg, Port Ludlow Arts Council


“If you sat still in your seats while this group performed their magic, you should have been checking to see if you were still breathing. Loved it!”

Carolyn S., Port Ludlow Arts Centre Patron

 

“Loved the show…a winner!  As a thirty-year veteran of the music industry, I thought I knew the book on music.  Then I saw Diane Lines’ production JUMP! What a wonderful trip through the forgotten years of music between the end of WWII and the birth of rock and roll.  An incredible concert interwoven with the stories behind the music we all know so well"

Dave Chesney, publisher of the White Rock Sun and former executive CBS Music


“JUMP! is an awesome show.  Diane Lines’ piano and vocals are wonderful, and my feet kept tapping all night long.  It took me to an era I always wanted to experience, now I feel as though I have!”

Rich Daniels

Afternoon Drive Host

91.5FM EZ Rock Radio


"A wonderful performance! JUMP! was a great season finale for the North Florida Artist Series’ 2011-2012 season"

Kim Scarboro, Coordinator of College Advancement, North Florida Community College, Madison, Florida


"A great show! 'Jump!' star Diane Lines delivered honey-smoked vocals, as she and her able band of accompanists took [the audience] on an exciting musical journey from the demise of the big-band sound at the end of the Second World War through the 1950s of swing, jump blues and eight-to-the-bar boogie-woogie and deposited the audience at the door of the rock 'n roll era."

Barb Brower, Salmon Arm Observer



Here’s what audience members had to say about JUMP!


“An amazing show!  I was just grinning the whole time, absolutely wonderful, great songs and great performances.” 

Robert F., Ladner, BC


“JUMP! has it all - great repertoire, tight band who all looked like they love being there, humor, fascinating storytelling, awesome sound quality, and of course Diane Lines!!! Her voice, her piano playing and her way of owning the stage are magnificent.”

Claudia M, Calgary, Alberta


“Outstanding in every way! I haven't seen anything so uplifting and toe tapping in a long time. I didn't want it to end. I LOVED it all!”  

Nancy H., Vancouver, BC


"Diane Lines is exceptional with her piano playing, singing and engaging with the audience. She is a multi-talented entertainer and delivers her songs, stories and music with a crisp clear quality that can only make you ask for more" 

Germaine and Clem J, Steveston, BC

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