She was the first singer to win three Grammys in a row, she has now won 6 Grammys, she is the only jazz singer who has also had great success in the Hollywood music film business and she is probably the most convincing vocalist to carry on the musical legacy of the great Sarah Vaughan.
She comes from a musical family from Denver, grew up in the 60s with the sound of "Motown", Ella Fitzgerald and just Vaughan and started her career 30 years ago. In 1975 she studied at the University of Denver, and in 1976 she moved to Los Angeles. In California, she devoted herself to Latin music at the beginning; these influences can still be felt today. Her first tours with Sergio Mendes and Harry Bellafonte in the 80s made her suddenly famous. Clark Terry was also a major supporter of the young singer. In 1987 she received a contract with the major label Blue Note, which boosted her career.
Since 1991 she has led her own band projects and released over a dozen CDs under her own name. "I Remember", "Never too far", "Art & Survival" are examples of these first CD productions, and for "Quiet after the Storm" she was nominated for a Grammy for the first time (1995).
Dianne Reeves combines the US vocal tradition with world music influences in a congenial way. She still shows great influences of Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday, reveres the vocal jazz tradition in an exemplary way and gives it new life. Other stylistic pillars of Reeve's singing are the African vocal traditions and, precisely, South America. She is considered the great expressive singer in jazz today, combining tradition and modernity in an exemplary way.
Dianne Reeves grooves on stage, her scat is breathtaking, her ballads are simply beautiful, she is the true stage performer!
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