Hope Diamond Bio

Hope is celebrating her new album “Awaken” Summer 2021 . She has been working on this since before the pandemic and is excited to bring it to you with a fabulous big band sound and horn players like Tom Brown of “Jamaica funk”. She is singing great tunes with a jazzy yet funky feel. Truly a wonderful album to enjoy while driving or relaxing!
Hope Diamond, jazz and RnB performer, has sang since a child, gospel
as well. She has sung back up with the fabulous Michael McDonald
concert at the Arrowhead pond with a gospel choir and was a part of
Saddleback church Praise choir!
She has song as a headliner for four months on the Italian cruise liner
the MSC with a Russian jazz Trio nightly to international guests way
into the night. She currently is performing with the Paul McDonald 17
piece Big band out of Los Angeles as a featured artist.
She was the opening act with the Shea Welch band for the panama Jazz
festival at the Panama Canal performing with musicians from that
country singing both in English and Spanish. Hope was recruited to
teach English thru Jazz in Beijing, China for the private schools there
who wanted a unique approach to learning American culture.
She has lent her voice to several charities and private events as the
main artist performing a tribute to Billie Holiday and other female Jazz
and Pop artist on stage at private events like Paramount Studios for the
Cancer society and project Angel food in Hollywood at the Catalina
Grill. She performs twice a year for the past 10 years for a private
corporation as a Pop, Cabaret and RnB act in various beautiful venues
throughout California including Disney, Hollywood academy theater
and around the country.

She currently is host, designer and partner with the new Jazz and
Cabaret speakeasy Supper club in Cathedral City called “Frankie’s
Backroom Supper Club” in the Palm Springs area where she hosts
Saturday jazz with artist throughout both the desert and Angeles
county.
Her first Christmas CD called “Presence” by Hope Deans. Is available
on Amazon and she will be adding her first single to be announced for
the 2020 fall season.
Hope Diamond was the 2019 Winner of, Deserts Got Talent, Palm
Springs CA. at the Annenberg theater in Palm Springs which included
musicians drummer-Alvin Taylor, Percussionist Oliver Brown, KC and
The Sunshine Band, Neil Cohen. Reggie McBride of the Aretha Franklin
and James Brown band on base & Grammy Nominee pianist writer and
director, Chris Bennett.
Hope performs: Jazz, R/B, Gospel, Contemporary jazz including a little
country! Vocal Influences are Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah,
Nancy, Dion Warwick, Phyllis Hyman and Roberta Flack and Adele.

The Hope Diamond NuSoul Orchestra conducted by Big Band director/arranger Paul McDonald

Contemporary jazz and RnB artist and contralto vocalist Hope Diamond

and Musical Big Band director Paul McDonald have collaborated to create the best in the big sound with the “Hope Diamond NuSoul Orchestra;” an exciting new project launched in 2020 and to begin performing to audiences across the jazz and pop societies who love the big sound and jazz classics with a soulful flair.

The orchestra presents a unique blend of big band jazz, blues, soul and Motown with a combination of original and explosive arrangements created by longtime Los Angeles arranger Paul McDonald and sung by Palm Springs jazz artist, the outstanding jazzy Ms. Diamond with her classy look, rich vocals and versatile genre appeal. Together they will ignite the stage with their presence and 20 other musicians and soulful back ground vocals along with other special guest performers appearing with her. The combination of a big band and string section creates a chic and sophisticated show to enhance any occasion.

Vocalist Hope Diamond is uniquely qualified to lead the performance as she is quite electrifying to see and hear. Her decades-long experience of performing all over the world gives her vast musical knowledge and how to deliver the voice with the big band sound. The stage gives her the vehicle to present some of the most cherished music in American popular music history from its origins in the blues to the Broadway stage, the classic big bands and the electrifying Motown era.

Musical Director Paul McDonald brings his vast knowledge and experience to create and arrange the music for this exclusive presentation. From his experience in England with the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra, to the Palm Desert Symphony Orchestra, Holland America Cruise Lines, Star Cruise Lines in Singapore, and Capitol Studios as well as directing his own Big Band the “Paul McDonald Big Band and Orchestra” in Los Angeles for the last 20 years. Paul writes unique and thrilling arrangements which are specially created to fully showcase both the unique voice of Hope Diamond and also the exceptional musicians in the orchestra who are some of the top session and studio musicians. Truly a spectacular event awaits you with this wonderful timeless moment in music with “The Hope Diamond NuSoul Orchestra!” coming this spring 2021.