If anyone hears a cellphone ringing during Diana Panton’s concert Saturday night, please answer it. The voice on the other end of the line may be calling from Ottawa to inform the Hamilton jazz singer that she has won a Juno award.
That’s the kind of news Panton probably wouldn’t mind hearing, even if it came midsong.
Panton, a French immersion teacher at Westdale Secondary School, is nominated for a Juno award in the jazz vocal category. The winner in Panton’s category will be announced along with 32 others Saturday night at the annual Juno gala dinner in the Ottawa Convention Centre.
But Panton won’t be there.