This week on Fridays Live, we broadcast a live performance from GRAMMY winner and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves. She will be performing a selection of American Songbook classics, jazz ballads, Brazilian standards, interpetations of contemporary pop songs and more.
The most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, New York Time
ABOUT DIANNE REEVES
GRAMMY winner and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves is jazz’s greatest living vocalist — an artist who embodies the music’s enduring values of elegance, class, and improvisational poise.
Her string of GRAMMYs includes an unprecedented three consecutive Best Jazz Vocal Performance awards and another for her contributions to the soundtrack of George Clooney’s film Good Night and Good Luck. She’s a performer with a gift for imbuing any performance space with the intimacy of a living room, and her 2015 Concord Records debut, Beautiful Life, won the GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Album, melding jazz with elements of R&B, pop and Latin music.
Whether putting a personal stamp on lilting Brazilian standards, exploring contemporary fair by Ani DiFranco and Stevie Nicks, interpreting American Songbook classics by the Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, or breathing fresh life into holiday chestnuts, Dianne Reeves always gets to the heart of a song. More than two generations have passed since jazz stars took on aristocratic titles, otherwise Dianne Reeves would surely be known as The Queen.