Dianne Donovan is queen of the classical radio airwaves in central Texas, as daily show host and also producer of “Classical Austin” for KMFA Radio. Ms. Donovan is a Montreal-born jazz vocalist who spent most of her professional life in Alberta, western Canada, where she balanced her singing career with work as a jazz radio host. She currently produces a weekly vocal jazz show, “Voices in Jazz” for CKUA Radio in Edmonton, and has interviewed jazz greats from Bobby McFerrin to Shirley Horn. As vocalist with Gary Guthman’s Symphony Pops Show “Tribute to Harry James,” she worked with many orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Donovan’s first jazz CD, “Yes and No,” was produced by Canadian jazz icon Tommy Banks and received critical acclaim and national airplay. Her follow up release, “A Musing,” features mostly original compositions. “This is a disc that… establishes the local jazz singer as one of the more creative voices on the western Canadian jazz front.” Peter North, See Magazine. “…songs that are the epitome of smooth, sensuous jazz, offering solace but leaving behind a lingering simmer.” Wayne Arthurson, Vue Weekly. “…very beautiful, moody music.” Katie Malloch, Jazzbeat, CBC.

Chef Scott surprises Dianne with pizza at Central Market cooking class!