Tuesday November 29, 2016
From The St. Louis Dispatch
Q&A: Dianne Reeves brings Christmas warmth to the Touhill
By: Kevin C. Johnson
Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves brings music from her 2004 holiday album, “Christmas Time is Here,” to the Touhill on Friday. Her last album was the Grammy-winning “Beautiful Life” (2014). A new live album is coming in 2017.
What can we expect from your Christmas show? Warm stories, comfort, memories, a lot of Christmas music and lots of other music. It will be a celebration with friends. It’s light, and it’s sometimes funny. What was your approach in recording the album? Everybody approaches them in a different way. I’m coming from a jazz foundation, and that’s the way we did it, and different friends came in (including St. Louis’ Peter Martin on piano). We all put our personalities into it.
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