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Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Avenue North Edmonds, WA 98020
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from broo
18 events 8 reviews

She's one of the last great diva/classic jazz singers -- masterful control of the scat singing style!

reviewed Oct 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 2 reviews

excellent - wonderful, soulful singer with heart. She was great, an inspiration.

reviewed Oct 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from joepearl
4 events 1 review

I love the kind of songs that she sang, but not the way she sang them. She seemed to be trying to impress the audience with how impressive her voice was, rather than providing an artically authentic interpretation of the music.

reviewed Oct 05 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“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” —The Seattle Times
“She roams and explores, growls and catches at notes and phrasings. It is this audacity that makes Reeves’ voice an awesome instrument.” —People
Visit Dianne Reeves’ web site for more information.


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.

<em>The Secret Garden</em> <em>Ballet on Broadway</em> <em>Lost Falls</em> <em>Mamma Mia!</em> Farewell Tour <em>Legally Black</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>