Grammy-Winning Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves in Concert
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Mixing banjos and homemade instruments from the kitchen, Your Imaginary Friend knows how to have a good time. Jana Vitols and Greg Ruby's entertaining upbeat songs help take children's music to a whole new level of fun. You and your kids will be out of your seats singing along and dancing in no time. Vitols plays banjo, ukulele, guitar and banjo-uke, while Ruby brings his compositional ear and guitar skills to the stage, playing strings and keys. You'll hear songs that recall Tin Pan Alley, Les Paul, a second-line drum groove and much more. Learn More
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- "Her three-plus, pellucid octaves, diva-like delivery and intimate sense of a song have long made her one of the most compelling vocalists in jazz" --<em>The Seattle Times</em>
- "She roams and explores, growls and catches at notes and phrasings. It is this audacity that makes Reeves’ voice an awesome instrument." --<em>People</em>
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Growing up in a musical family and influenced by an especially inspiring music teacher, Dianne’s love with music began at age 11. After singing in her high school jazz band at George Washington High School in Denver and studying music at the University of Colorado, she moved to Los Angeles where she became interested in Latin-style music and toured with Brazilian jazz funk master Sergio Mendes. She later toured with singer Harry Belafonte for three years, before joining trumpet maestro Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for several Duke Ellington projects in celebration of Ellington’s Centennial. In 2000, Dianne received the first of her four successive Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, and in 2002 her musical world exploded with a performance at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a compilation CD release on Blue Note, and an appearance on the season finale of HBO's “Sex & the City”. She spent much of 2003 touring the world, received an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, then closed out that year performing a program of Gershwin with the Berlin Philharmonic on New Year's Eve conducted by Simon Rattle - a performance broadcast live throughout much of Europe and the Far East. Other career highlights for Dianne include her first Christmas album in 2004, her appearance in (and Grammy for the soundtrack of) 2005’s “Good Night and Good Luck”, the George Clooney film about newsman Edward R.Murrow, her performance in the 2007 award-winning documentary about composer, singer, and Ellington contemporary Billy Strayhorn, her participation in “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo, and two recent appearances at the White House - at the 2011 White House dinner honoring the president of China and again at the 2012 Governors' Dinner.