"She has few vocal rivals on the jazz planet." - Chicago Tribune
Dianne Reeves is widely considered to be 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.
Reeve’s definition of jazz encompasses rhythm and blues, reggae and salsa. And her band - Peter Martin on piano, Romero Lumbambo on guitar, Reginald Veal on bass and Terreon Gully on drums - shares her concept of jazz songs as territories whose borders are ripe for expansion.
Funds for this presentation provided by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance.