SWINGIN' IT FORWARD.

Rooted in Big Band Tradition. Bursting with Originality and Fresh Talent.

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SWINGIN' IT FORWARD.

Rooted in Big Band Tradition. Bursting with Originality and Fresh Talent.

Happenings in DIVA

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for all of your support in 2018!

Our gift to you: one free download from our 25th Anniversary Project.
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Because of you, we have had another spectacular year of creating and performing amazing music for wonderful people in remarkable places!

Our 25th Anniversary CD has been on the charts for over one year, peaking at #1. It makes a great stocking stuffer! Click here to purchase a hard copy or a digital download.

FEATURED VIDEO: Live at The Deerhead Inn

LEIGH PILZER Diva Spotlight

LEIGH PILZER
Diva Spotlight

Years in DIVA: 15 / Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD / Favorite Food: PIZZA

Favorite Thing to Do When Not Playing Music: Read, admire my cats, make parts look pretty in Finale or Sibelius (seriously).

Favorite DIVA Memory: One night our founder Stanley, as he often did, very kindly and generously invited the whole band to dinner at the steakhouse in the hotel. After dinner, he proposed we play a dice game called “Pig.” He taught it to us, and we sat around the table playing, shouting, and laughing until the restaurant closed, at which point we moved out to the lobby and continued playing. (I’m pretty sure I remember the manager coming over to ask us to keep it down, but I’m not sure we paid him much mind!) We had so much fun, and to me, it highlights something I love about being in DIVA—that it’s about more than just playing the gig. It’s also about friendship and camaraderie and laughter and joy.

Tip for Young Musicians: Don’t back down from a challenge because you think you might not be up to it. Do your best, and if it doesn’t work out exactly as you want, then you know what to work on. But have faith in yourself and go for it. You’ll never know what you can do until you try.