In JUMP! Dynamic pianist/vocalist Diane Lines and her stellar band forge a uniquely feminine approach to the era of jump blues; the era that combined elements of swing, blues, & boogie-woogie; the era that predicted mainstream rock & roll & the popular music of a generation! Driving rhythms, vocal harmonies, clever lyrics & superb musicianship, exemplify the fun & flavor of the Jump Blues era in American music. Diane along with a supporting cast of world-class musicians, combine energy, high-octane musicianship & natural wit - making the audience “feel they are at a great musical party with a personal friend”

01 Jumping In The Morning

A celebration of 40's and 50's era jump, blues, and swing music...


“Loved the show…a winner!  As a thirty-year veteran of the music industry, I thought I knew the book on music.  Then I saw Diane Lines’ production JUMP! What a wonderful trip through the forgotten years of music between the end of WWII and the birth of rock and roll.  An incredible concert interwoven with the stories behind the music we all know so well" Dave Chesney, publisher of the White Rock Sun and former executive CBS Music

"A great show! 'Jump!' star Diane Lines delivered honey-smoked vocals, as she and her able band of accompanists took [the audience] on an exciting musical journey from the demise of the big-band sound at the end of the Second World War through the 1950s of swing, jump blues and eight-to-the-bar boogie-woogie and deposited the audience at the door of the rock 'n roll era."Barb Brower, Salmon Arm Observer

"A wonderful performance! JUMP! was a great season finale for the North Florida Artist Series’ 2011-2012 season"Kim Scarboro, Coordinator of College Advancement, North Florida Community College, Madison, Florida

"We were pleased to feature Diane Lines JUMP!  during our 2011 dinner theatre series.  Diane and her talented cast of musicians displayed top-notch showmanship, and throughout the run we received rave reviews from guests.   Patrons who have been attending our annual dinner theatre series for twelve years told us this was our best show yet!  I highly recommend Diane Lines' JUMP!"  Stephan Wittmer, General Manager, Quaaout Lodge & Spa, Chase, BC

Here’s what audience members had to say about JUMP!

“An amazing show!  I was just grinning the whole time, absolutely wonderful, great songs and great performances.” Robert F., Ladner, BC

“JUMP! has it all - great repertoire, tight band who all looked like they love being there, humor, fascinating storytelling, awesome sound quality, and of course Diane Lines!!! Her voice, her piano playing and her way of owning the stage are magnificent.”Claudia M, Calgary, Alberta