Dianne Reeves (US/BR)
Dianne Reeves – vocals, Peter Martin – piano, Romero Lubambo – guitar, Reginald Veal – double bass, Terreon Gully – drums
Dianne Reeves is the benchmark for jazz singers – this attractive Afro-American with her sonorous voice, phrasing and a feel for music comparable with the great singers of the past a charismatic figure who fills concert halls with her aura.
Thanks to her virtuosity, improvisational skills and style, the charismatic Reeves was the first female artist in history to win three Grammy awards for best vocal performance for three recordings in a row in the category of jazz and R’n’B. Both audiences and critics love Dianne Reeves, who knows how to give audiences genuine artistic quality in highly accessible packaging.
She is also at home in the world of film, singing for example on the sound track to the George Clooney film Good Night, and Good luck. The film was nominated for Oscars in in six categories and Reeves won her fourth Grammy for the soundtrack to the film. Today she already has five gold discs. Reeves also appeared in the prizewinning documentary on the life of the composer Billy Strayhorn, who worked closely with Duke Ellington.
In 2018 she was the first woman recipient of the prestigious Jazz Legends Award, which has been given to the biggest figures in jazz history such as Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Quincy Jones.