• Monday, Jan 14, 2013

    Renowned Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves Performs with Special Guests at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 16

    Image of Dianne Reeves © Christian Lantry
    On Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves returns to Carnegie Hall to kick off her 2013 international tour with a performance in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage featuring guest artists, including bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, pianist and renowned composer/producer George Duke, and an additional guest artist to be announced. Reeves’s longtime collaborators Peter Martin (keyboard), Romero Lumbabo (guitar), Reginald Veal (bass), and Terreon Gully (drums) will also be featured.

    Reeves is widely regarded as one of the foremost female jazz vocalists in the world today and has been hailed as a natural story-teller and successor to the likes of Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae. She has been praised for her interpretation of lyrics, skilled scat singing, and vocal delivery since initially appearing on the music scene in the 1980s. The Seattle Times said that her “three-plus, pellucid octaves, diva-like delivery, and intimate sense of a song have long made her one of the most compelling vocalists in jazz.”

    About The Artist
    Dianne Reeves is one of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world today. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings—a Grammy Award first in any vocal category. Reeves appeared in George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck, the Academy Award-nominated film. Her soundtrack recording of “Good Night, and Good Luck” provided Reeves her fourth Best Jazz Vocal Grammy Award in 2006.

    Reeves has recorded and performed extensively with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy Award-winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of ten standards featuring her touring trio. When Reeves’s first holiday collection Christmas Time is Here was released in 2004, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raved, “Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CDs I've heard.”

    In 2007, Reeves was featured in an award-winning documentary on the life of Billy Strayhorn. Her first solo album in several years, When You Know, was released in 2008. Since then, she has been touring the world in a variety of contexts, including “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone that also featured Lizz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. Reeves is also at work on a new album which will be her first in more than five years.

    Program Information
    Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    Dianne Reeves and Friends

    with special guests:
      Esperanza Spalding
      George Duke
      Terri Lyne Carrington
      additional guest to be announced

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced $30-$75, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, prices, and programs are subject to change. 
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