Diane Pancel showcases the writers and songs that shaped the Great American Songbook. (Photos submitted)

Vocalist brings cabaret-style show to Osborne Bay Pub

Queen of Patter back in Victoria after a three-year stint in L.A.

International award-winning recording vocalist Diane Pancel brings her cabaret-style show, From Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, to Pat’s House of Jazz at the Osborne Bay Pub March 11 at 2 p.m.

The show celebrates the writers and the songs that shaped the Great American Songbook from Broadway to the silver screen, featuring the music of Jimmy McHugh, Harry Warren, Sammy Cahn and more.

Pancel is back in Victoria after a three-year stint in Los Angeles with performances in L.A., Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Las Vegas.

Known as the Queen of Patter, Pancel has a world-class voice, but the reason her cabaret shows sell out consistently is the way she tells the backstories, according to her husband and manager, Phil Pierce.

“She has a book of knowledge on this genre and has an amazing ability to connect with her audience and really get them engaged,” he said.

“My husband, who has a background in media and engineering, and I plan to film a version of this show that works in material provided to me by the families of some of the writers, then present it digitally to a global audience,” says Pancel.

Best known as a jazz and R&B singer, Pancel says her sound is flavoured by her background in R&B/soul and her Portuguese roots. She has been influenced by Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., Gloria Estefan and many more.

Pancel is also an anthem specialist and has performed all across the U.S. at major sporting events for the NHL, NBA, MLS and others.

Her voice has been featured in more than 400 radio and TV advertisements, as well as the CBS TV show Vegas as the singing voice of character Yvonne Sanchez.

She has also worked with such artists as David Foster, Nelly Furtado, Leanne Rimes and Matt Dusk.

The show is part of a regular Sunday afternoon jazz series at the pub, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.

It runs every Sunday from 2 p.m. at the Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton. Admission is $15.

Reservations are recommended. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m.

Phone 250-324-2245 or visit http://osbornebaypub.com.

 

Diane Pancel is an International award-winning recording vocalist. (Photos submitted)

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