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Dianne Reeves Named 2018 NEA Jazz Master

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Tuesday June 13, 2017

From New York Times

National Endowment For The Arts Names 2018 Jazz Masters
By: Giovanni Russonello

The National Endowment for the Arts on Monday announced its class of 2018 Jazz Masters, awarding the annual fellowship to a broad range of honorees at various stages of their careers…

Ms. Reeves first achieved renown in the early 1980’s, when her full-throated voal style earned immediate comparisions to Sarah Vaughan. She was a protégé of Harry Belafonte, and often mixed influences from around the globe with American gospel and jazz. She has since become more identified with straight-ahead jazz, thanks largely to a string of Grammy-winning albums from the 2000’s, including “A Little Moonlight” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the soundtrack of the film of the same name.

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