Dianne Reeves - Live @ Jazz à la Villette 2017

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Dianne Reeves à Jazz à la Villette 2017

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Chanteuse aux multiples nuances, Dianne Reeves monte sur la scène du festival Jazz à la Villette pour y diffuser ses influences brésilienne et afro-américaine dans la tradition du jazz ! À consommer sans modération !

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Dianne Reeves (Detroit, October 23, 1956) is a Grammy-winning jazz singer. Commentator Scott Yanow said of her, "A logical successor to Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae (although even she cannot reach the impossible heights of Ella and Sarah Vaughan), Reeves is a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer."

Dianne Elizabeth Reeves was born into a musical family. Her father sang, her mother played trumpet, her uncle is bassist Charles Burrell, and her cousin is George Duke. Although she was born in Detroit, she was raised in Denver. In 1971 she started singing and playing piano.

She was a member of her high school band, and while performing at a convention in Chicago was noticed by trumpeter Clark Terry, who invited her to sing with him: "He had these amazing all-star bands, but I had no idea who they all were! The thing I loved about it was the way they interacted with each other - the kind of intimate exchange that I wasn't part of. For a young singer, it was fertile soil." She studied classical voice at the University of Colorado for a time, then moved to Los Angeles, where she sang with Stanley Turrentine and Lenny White. She became a member of the jazz fusion group Caldera (produced by Larry Dunn), then founded another fusion group, Night Flight, with Billy Childs, with whom she would collaborate again in the 1990s. She moved to New York City and from 1983 to 1986 toured with Harry Belafonte.

She signed with Blue Note Records in 1987, staying with the label until 2009, and she subsequently signed with Concord Records.

In 2005, she featured in the George Clooney film Good Night, And Good Luck singing 1950s standards, (including "How High the Moon", "I've Got My Eyes on You", "Too Close For Comfort", "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and "One for My Baby"), and in 2006 the album of the soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
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