Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents Dianne Reeves 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Virginia G. Piper Theater.
Tickets start at $39 and are available here or 480-499-8587.
One of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world, Dianne Reeves is recognized for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings.
She received the Grammy Award for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category. She was also featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award-nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck, which chronicles Edward R. Murrow’s ongoing confrontations with U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
The soundtrack recording of the film provided Reeves with her fourth Grammy for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.”
In Ms. Reeves’ newest release, the Grammy-nominated Beautiful Life (2014, Concord Records), her first studio album in more than five years, she delivers what is destined to become a soul-jazz classic.
Ms. Reeves has recorded and performed extensively 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. She 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.
Ms. Reeves was featured in an award-winning documentary on the life of composer Billy Strayhorn – Duke Ellington’s collaborator.
In recent years, she has toured the world in a variety of contexts, including a program titled Sing the Truth, a musical celebration of Nina Simone, which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. Reeves performed at the White House at both the state dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball.
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