On the weekend eve of Valentine’s Day, the incomparable jazz singer Dianne Reeves thrilled the sold-out audience in the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center with a magnificent romantic performance.
From the outset, Reeves, pre-eminent jazz vocalist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master who will be honored in April at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., stepped onstage in the Rose Theater possessing the aura of royalty as the diverse audience stood applauding before she sang a single note.
In a jazz career that has spanned more than 30 years, Reeves has created 18 recordings and won five Grammy Awards. She has often been compared with legendary jazz singers Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Abbey Lincoln. And as much as all of the aforementioned singers were truly amazing masters of their own individual vocalizing styles, it is obvious that Reeves has been greatly influenced by all of them, but creating her own unique phrasing, scatting and singing style while swaying onstage to Brazilian/African up-tempo dance rhythms.
more recommended stories
Mormons Grapple with Race 40 Years After Ending Black Ban | Atlanta Black Star
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The.
The Racist Trope That Won’t Die | The New York Times
The comedian Roseanne Barr resurrected one.
Celsious is the Most Stylish and Eco Friendly Laundrymat You’ve Ever Seen | Shoppe Black
Facebook0 Twitter0 Mail Shoppe Black, Shoppe.
How This Husband-and-Wife Team Grew a B&B Empire | Entrepreneur
Monique Greenwood and her husband, Glenn.
D.C. on ‘Cusp’ of Gold Standard for Health | The Washington Informer
A newly-released 2018 CityHealth report, which.
‘This is huge’: black liberationist speaks out after her 40 years in prison | The Guardian
The first member of a group.
These dreamy fabric sculptures show the intricate details of home
By Maria Anderson A visitor in.
Low-income black fathers want to be good dads. The system won’t let them | The Guardian
Four years ago the state of.
How Beyoncé and Jay-Z put a visionary African film back in the spotlight | The Guardian
The image is arresting: a man.
Nigeria is the coolest World Cup team ever | Quartz
As the national soccer team prepares.