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Dianne Reeves on the Tavis Smiley Show

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Friday February 21, 2014

From PBS

Singer Dianne Reeves

One of the foremost female jazz vocalists in the world today, Reeves comments on her five-year hiatus between CDs.

Dianne Reeves has an international reputation for unique jazz and R&B stylings, and her following has only grown as she’s crossed musical genres. She was discovered by trumpeter Clark Terry while performing with her high school jazz band in Colorado and later moved to California to pursue music full time. After doing session work and touring with Sergio Mendes and Harry Belafonte, she made her name in the 1980s and has earned four jazz Grammys—an unprecedented three of which were consecutive. Reeves was the L.A. Phil’s first jazz creative chair and the first singer to perform at the famed L.A. Walt Disney Concert Hall. Her debut release on Concord Music is titled “Beautiful Life.”

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