Jonny Diina is a consummate vocalist, prolific songwriter and gifted musician. He believes that everything in music should be dynamically rooted from the lyrics of a song. An old soul for these uncertain times, Jonny Diina is an antidote for the sugarcoated pabulum that seems to fill the airwaves. His music transcends, engages and delights. Jonny's influences are as vast as his rich musical background. They include greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Chris Cornell, Andrea Bocelli, Radiohead and Jeff Buckley. A native of Buffalo, NY, there was never a time when music was not part of Jonny's life. His mother is a classical pianist; his father a professional jazz musician; and his grandfather played bass in the U.S. Army Band with Sammy Davis Jr. Jonny began voice lessons at the age of 8. Soon after, he joined his father at local venues performing timeless jazz classics. In 2003, with little more than a guitar and his ambition Jonny made his way to San Francisco where his distinct vocals quickly earned him recognition and regular acoustic performances. Jonny Diina has kicked off 2008 with a new EP, Prelude, featuring the crowd favorite "Will I Fail You." Reminiscent of Jonny's live performance, Prelude captures his break loose vocals and bittersweet lyrics in songs that are drenched with raw emotion.
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