"A singer who deserves a listen . . .
she is a lady with an adventurous soul!"
– George Benson
"an unaffected style that feels honest and organic. She truly conveys
of the lyric" –ALL ABOUT VOCALS
"I'm getting back to my musical roots, singing and playing the folk songs I grew up with in the 70's!" exclaims the singer/guitarist. Currently performing Sunday afternoons at Tanner's Coffee Co. in Playa Del Rey, CA, Diane Hubka explores songs from the Americana melting pot: Fok, Acoustic Country, Blues and Texas Swing - songs by John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell.
Originally from Western Maryland, this Blue-Ridge Mountain-bred artist grew up in a musical family and learned violin, trombone and guitar from an early age. "My mother was in a folk singing group in the 60's called the Brandywine Singers. At home I played guitar, my sister played piano and we all sang harmonies."
During her senior year in college, Diane studied jazz guitar and developed a passion for jazz that took her to Washington, DC, then New York City and later to Los Angeles. She received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and headlined at notable New York venues Blue Note, Birdland and Knitting Factory. In 2005 she relocated to Los Angeles, where she quickly became a member of the local jazz elite, performing at iconic venues Jazz Bakery, Catalina's, Vitello's and Charlie O's; she recorded with Anthony Wilson, Joe La Barbera, Christian Jacob, and Peter Sprague.
WIth six internationally acclaimed CD's, she has headlined throughout the US as well as Turkey and Japan. Sponsored by the Sinatra Society of Japan, she appeared in Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama, where she "dazzled the Japanese audiences with her intelligent improvisations and energy." (EASTWIND IMPORT.)
"Diane Hubka simply will not disappoint. She continues to sing beautifully... balancing on her lovely sustained tones with the wiliness of a unicyclist." (CADENCE)