For the first time ever, four-time Grammy Award jazz singer Dianne Reeves is coming to SA to perform two concerts at the Teatro at Montecasino.
The internationally acclaimed four-time Grammy Award winning singer and doyenne of jazz, Dianne Reeves will perform in South Africa for the first time at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg, for two concerts only on Thursday, 4 August and Friday, 5 August 2011 commencing at 20h00. Tickets now on sale at Computicket.
VENUE: The Teatro at Montcasino
DATES and TIMES: Thursday, 4 August 20h00 and Friday, 5 August 20h00
PRICES: R400, R450, R550, R650
BOOKINGS: Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet
DIANNE REEVES is the eminent jazz vocalist in the world today. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings—a Grammy first in any vocal category.
Reeves appeared in George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the Academy Award nominated film that chronicles Edward R. Murrow’s confrontation with Senator Joseph McCarthy. The soundtrack recording of “Good Night, and Good Luck” provided Reeves her fourth Best Jazz Vocal Grammy 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 Berlin Philharmonic.
Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of ten standards featuring her touring trio. When Reeves’ 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 CD’s I’ve heard.”
In 2007 Reeves was featured in an award-winning documentary on the all-too-brief 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 which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. Reeves began 2011 performing at the White House State Dinner for the President of China, Hu Jintao.