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Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, Terreon Gully

Infinity Hartford

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Sun, February 15, 2015
Hartford, CT
Show at 7:30 PM

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Price: $59 - $74

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Jazz
Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, Terreon Gully

Dianne Reeves is considered among the world’s pre-eminent female jazz vocalists. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity and improvisational prowess, Ms. Reeves received a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings — a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s Academy Award–nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck, her soundtrack recording provided Ms. Reeves with her fourth Best Jazz Vocal Grammy. Ms. Reeves has recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim, was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, and has also recorded and performed extensively with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis.

Ms. 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. Ms. Reeves has performed at the White House for the State Dinner for the President of China, as well as for the Governors’ Ball. She also participated in a program entitled Sing the Truth, a musical celebration of Nina Simone that also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. More recently she participated in American Voices, a uniquely noteworthy event curated by Renée Fleming at the Kennedy Center.

Ms. Reeves recently released Beautiful Life, her first album in five years, which features her arsenal of talents on a captivating collection of covers and originals. “Beautiful Life” features singularly memorable covers of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” and Ani DiFranco’s self-empowering “32 Flavors.” The rest of the twelve tracks cover a spectrum from jazz to soul, along with two new songs, “Cold” and “Satiated”, which are emotionally volcanic. Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life features an all-star cast including bassists Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona, vocalists Gregory Porter and Lalah Hathaway, pianists Robert Glasper and Gerald Clayton and Reeves’ cousin and frequent longtime collaborator, the late great George Duke.

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Artist Bio

A multiple Grammy-winner, Reeves has recorded and performed extensively with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis, who said of Reeves, “She has one of the most powerful, purposeful and accurate voices of this or any time.” Reeves 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. In addition, 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.

Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of standards. 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.”

More recently, Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including a program entitled “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone in which Lizz Wright and Angelique Kidjo were also featured.

In what has been a storied, extraordinary career, Beautiful Life features some of the most engaging songs Reeves’ has ever offered. “Even in a world with much sadness,” says Reeves, “at its essence, life is beautiful and I wanted to celebrate that which can be easily overlooked.” Most certainly, among those things not to be overlooked is Beautiful Life.


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