A Vocal  trio providing tight harmonies and soulful interpretations!



 Cancer Survivors who are living life to the fullest  

one song at a time!

It is our mission to share our love for music

 and our joy for life



“Living Proof”  consists of cancer survivors whose love of music and joy for life has inspired us to share both with everyone!  It is our dream to give hope to others battling cancer as well as those who have survived cancer.  Life is a beautiful and precious gift and we hope that our lives can be an example to others that you can still live your dreams, share your joy, open your heart, and embrace your life and your possibilities!  The three members of our trio are:  Carlotta Diggs (mezzo soprano), Stephanie Hillstock (soprano), and Paul Peterson(Tenor).


While our music may not speak directly to cancer, we believe that our presentation of those songs that we sing can bring a bit of happiness to all who hear us.  As such, our repertoire is quite eclectic and we are known for adding our own style and our own groove to those songs that you love to hear.  We provide smooth jazz, R&B, ballads, love songs, top 40, blues and more!

While most of our songs are covers, many of them are our original arrangements. 

 With a mutual love and respect for one another, we want to share that love and respect with our audiences.  We want everyone who hears us to leave our performances with a  smile,  in high spirits and with the knowledge that there can be fulfillment after cancer!          



Our featured singer is Carlotta Y Diggs.  “Carlotta has been gaining a county-wide reputation for her beautiful vocals.  Her full-bodied voice has a softness with power and confidence, her litheness and control are incredible”, Robin Cross-Walker, Charter TV “The Spiritual Connection”.  Terry Kurtz former CNN headline news anchor and current videojournalist says that, “Carlotta is a vibrant and talented artist”.  Carlotta was the featured vocalist on “The Spiritual Connection" which aired on the radio station 92.3 in Victorville, California for three years and also for two years when that show aired on Charter Television.  She has been a featured artist at The High Desert Center for the Arts in over 20 productions. 

            Carlotta is also a successful songwriter and has completed four CD's, one of which contains her original works  and is entitled, ("I'm Alright").  Her four CD's are:      "I'm Alright", "Beauty of Peace”, “Songs from the Heart” and “One Night With You”.   Carlotta began a solo career at the age of sixteen performing as a soloist and with bands.  She appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show at the young age 15.  Since those early years, she has performed in such places as Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as various jazz venues throughout the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Riverside and Pittsburgh                                                             

Carlotta met Paul Peterson in a Hannett & Thorn Production of “The Miracle Of Music” at the High Desert Center for the Arts in 2009.  Being cancer survivors, they formed an immediate bond and, shortly thereafter, the three began to work together. She met Stephanie Hillstock while both were featured artists in the play "Ain't Misbehavin'".   “Our tight, melodic harmonies and vocal blending are some of our most celebrated features as performers.  We have the ability to move smoothly from jazz to blues – R&B to Country – and pop to ballads”.  The name “Living Proof” was chosen to represent the fact that the trio is living proof that life goes on (in a beautiful way) after cancer!                                                                    


            “Living Proof” currently performs on the third Saturday of every month at D’Vine Wine Bar & Jazz -14845 Monarch Blvd – Victorville, Ca (760) 843-3888.  We have been booked at this venue since 2010. 


            Additionally, we perform regularly at “The Wine Seller” - 19341 Bear Valley Road – Apple Valley, Ca (760)961-2500 and at the Havana Cigar Club -13692 Apple Valley Rd – Apple Valley California (760) 961-6880. 


 For Booking call:  (760) 885-3930 or email: 

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featuring Carlotta Y Diggs

A vocal trio whose name indicates that two members (Carlotta Diggs & Paul Peterson) are CANCER SURVIVORS.  The group also features Ms Ebon Bracy.  We provide Smooth Jazz, Ballads, Love Songs, R&B, Blues, and more. 


the 3rd Saturday of each month at:

D'Vine Wine Bar and Jazz

14845 Monarch Blvd, Victorville California





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