Dianne Reeves

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Five-time Grammy winner DIANNE REEVES is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category.
 
Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award-nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film's soundtrack. Reeves has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first
singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. 
 
Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of standards featuring her touring trio. When Reeves’ holiday collection Christmas Time is Here was released, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raved, “Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CD's I've heard.”
 
In recent years Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. She performed at the White House on multiple occasions including President Obama's State Dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball. Reeves’ most recent release Beautiful Life, features Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway and Esperanza Spalding. Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Reeves is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music and the Juilliard School. In 2018 the National Endowment for the Arts will designate Reeves a Jazz Master – the highest honor the United States bestows on jazz artists.

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
The music of Abbey Lincoln was The Kennedy Center’s choice for its 22nd Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. Showcasing the best in old and new jazz artistry, this year’s tribute presented Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, and Esperanza Spalding as channels for the creative force of nature that was Abbey Lincoln, consummate jazz singer, actress, composer and civil rights activist.
 
Kaunas Jazz Festival was crowned with five Grammy winner Dianne Reeves — April 30, 2017, www.15min.lt, Lithuania
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The concert five prestigious Grammy award winner performed songs from his latest album, "Beautiful Life", as well as - the best songs from over four decades of career repertoire."
 
"Music is music to me," says the five-time Grammy winner. "It's all in the way you approach it. This is the music I grew up listening to. In jazz, you take the melody and give it a jazz sensibility."
 
Review: Dianne Reeves United Her Audience In A Stunning Concert — February 28, 2017, The Ubyssey, Vancouver, British Columbia
“There is a reason why The New York Times calls her “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.” Dianne Reeves really is just that good.”
 
Voice of conscience: Singer Dianne Reeves — February 24, 2017,  Sante Fe New Mexican
“Two days after the death of Al Jarreau, vocalist Dianne Reeves, speaking to Pasatiempo ahead of Valentine’s Day performance at the Mondavi Center in Davis, California, was expressing her admiration for a man who won Grammy awards in three different categories — jazz, pop, and R&B.“
 
Dianne Reeves Lights Up the Night at SummerStage – September 9, 2016, Jazz Police
“Cell phones weren’t the only things that lit up the night; Dianne Reeves sparkled brightly like a brilliant musical jewel in Queensbridge Park.”
 
 

San Diego Symphony to debut Jazz @ The Jacobs - August 15, 2015

IndyStar: "Dianne Reeves, whose vocal prowess has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, will perform in Indianapolis on Sept. 15 as part of the 17th annual Indy Jazz Fest.."
 
Charleston City Paper: "And now for Dianne Reeves: what is there to say that reviewer Stratton Lawrence hasn't already? This show was one of the greatest exhibitions of joy I've seen on stage. "
 
The Post and Courier: "Only one jazz singer has befriended one famous Clooney and been hired by another — Dianne Reeves."
 
Charleston City Paper: "Her performance this year is on the heels of her 18th album, Beautiful Life, which is her first studio album in five years. On it, Reeves sings smooth covers of songs like Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain" and Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" — it's a characteristically elegant and modern offering."
 
Reading Eagle: "Matters of the heart and soul inform all of Reeves' music, and at her set as part of the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest, she reached deep within herself and shared heart and soul with a grateful and attentive audience at the Miller Center for the Arts on the RACC campus. The crowd even got into the act at one point, in a call and response in "Beautiful." Her set was sublime....."
 
ConnectSavannah.com: "DIANNE REEVES is truly one-of-a-kind. In addition to her incomparable voice and its ability both float airily over piano strains and envelop a room in its soulful power, the singer took home her fifth—fifth—consecutive golden gramophone at this year's GRAMMY Awards. She's the only person to have ever done so."
 
WNPR: "All the jubilant Grammy Award winner has to do to bring down the house in Hartford on Sunday night is launch into the passionate, a cappella opening bars of her wordless tour de force on an original song called "Tango," a mesmerizing power number that helped propel Beautiful Life to beautiful victory.."
 
Grammy Win - Best Jazz Vocal Album - February 8, 2015
Dianne's Beautiful Life has won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
 
Stanford Daily:  "Her vocal prowess, highlighted by an incredible range and rare levels of control, rang beautifully through the hall."
 
JazzPolice: "Adored by audiences and critics alike throughout the world, Dianne Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed."
 
NYT: New York Philharmonic and Dianne Reeves on New Year's Eve - January 2, 2015
"As Bubbly as a Midnight Glass of Champagne"
 
Grammy Nomination - December 5, 2014
Dianne's Beautiful Life has been nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
 
From The Belfast Telegraph - Listening to Dianne Reeves sing is like sinking into a bath of hot chocolate. Her sultry, sexy voice has won her four Grammy awards, and she sings songs by Bob Marley as easily as those by Marvin Gaye.
 
From The Huffington Post - Dianne Reeves oozes earth-deep soulfulness. Everything about her - from the way she sings to the way she speaks - is soulful. Warmth, diamond-like precision and generosity, in her music and in her approach to the world at large, make her the sort of artist that is a delight to hang out with.
 
From DownBeat Magazine - Summer in Minnesota is generally a time for warm temperatures and outdoor fun. But it can also be a time of sudden, heavy rainfall. During the 16th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival, held June 26–28 in downtown St. Paul, Minn., inclement weather may have forced some changes in venues, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of fest attendees, who were treated to strong sets from vocalist Dianne Reeves, veteran saxophonist Branford Marsalis and rising-star saxophonist Melissa Aldana.
 
From The Twin Cities Daily Planet - “I’m glad we didn’t go to the park. We’re stuck in here together,” Dianne Reeves said at the end of her scorching hot set inside the Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Saturday night, June 28, to close the 16th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St.Paul. It’s estimated that 20,000 attended the free festivities taking place at various outdoor and indoor locations.
 


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Label | Concord Music

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Discography | Dianne Reeves on AllMusic.com

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