Eugene lands a date with a jazz star.
Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard
Vocalist Dianne Reeves is turning into one of jazz's major power bro- kers.
At least, that's how Down Beat magazine thinks of her. Writer Michael Bourne Michael Bourne was a fictional character in the US soap opera Sunset Beach portrayed by American actor Jason Winston George during the show's entire run. Character History
Michael was always a good person. recently praised "the power of her presence on stage. The power of her spirit when she's deep into a song. The power of her chops - gospel chops, like she could lullaby even the crankiest baby to peace.'
Reeves will display her power Monday as part of the Oregon Festival of American Music's Now Hear This series at the John G. Shedd John Graves Shedd (July 20, 1850 - October 22, 1926) was the second president and chairman of the board of Marshall Field & Company.
Born on a New Hampshire farm, Shedd arrived in Chicago, Illinois in 1871 and began working as a stock clerk for Marshall Field. Institute for the Arts.
One of the hottest singers in jazz, Reeves has won two consecutive Grammy Awards Grammy Awards
Annual awards given by the Recording Academy (officially the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences). The first Grammies (the name is a dimunitive of “gramophone”) were given in 1958. . She also was named the 2001 female vocalist of the year by the Jazz Journalists Association.
After her Grammy-winning orchestral album, "The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan Noun 1. Sarah Vaughan - United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)
Vaughan ," Reeves went back to an acoustic piano trio A piano trio is a group of piano and two other instruments, usually a violin and a cello, or a piece of music written for such a group. It is one of the most common forms found in classical chamber music. setting for "A Little Moonlight."
The new CD contains standards such as "Skylark skylark, common name for a passerine songbird (Alauda arvensis) famous for the soaring, melodious flight of the courting male. Found in Europe (except in the Mediterranean area), it is 7 1-4 in. (18. ," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" and "We'll Be Together Again."
The album has received rave reviews. It has been in the top 10 of Billboard's traditional jazz sales charts for months, helping to solidify Reeves' standing as one of the best of contemporary jazz vocalists.
Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of The New York New York, state, United States
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Steve Greenlee of the Boston Globe said Reeves has "an amazing voice, one of the best that jazz has boasted. It's powerful and intimate and full of emotion, and her range is stunning. It's no stretch to compare her voice to Sarah Vaughan's. ...
`Her new CD, `A Little Moonlight,' is her masterwork mas·ter·work
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Added Rex Reed of the New York Observer: "One question I am always asked: Who is the next Billie, Sarah, Ella, Carmen Carmen
throws over lover for another. [Fr. Lit.: Carmen; Fr. Opera: Bizet, Carmen, Westerman, 189–190]
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the cards repeatedly spell her death. [Fr. or Lena? I can now answer in two words: Dianne Reeves. She sings and swings like all of them put together.
`Sultry, savvy, unique, adventurous, with a range that flies off the Richter, she's the hottest thing in jazz."
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Reeves occupies the Walt Disney Concert Hall Creative Chair for Jazz, and is responsible for scheduling jazz programming at both the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall.
Not long afterward, she sang with her trio at Carnegie Hall's new space. Of that performance, Gary Giddins wrote in the Village Voice that she "rides a formerly unsingable Monk ballad (`Reflections') into the jazz singers' pantheon ... stunningly effective. ...
`If singers continue to neglect 'Reflections' from now on, it may be for fear of not matching her standard."
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What: The two-time Grammy Award winning vocalist will sing jazz favorites
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Where: The Shedd, 285 E. Broadway
How much: $14.50 to $34.50 through the Shedd box office, 687-6526
Also: Before the concert, an "OFAMily-Style Dinner" will be served at 6 p.m. in the Shedd's gym; reservations, at $15.50 each, can be made through the festival's box office
Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, who has been compared to Sarah Vaughan, has won two Grammy Awards, back-to-back. She will perform at the Shedd on Monday.