Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves
Dianne Reeves
By Christian Lantry
Dianne Reeves
By Christian Lantry
Dianne Reeves
By Christian Lantry
Dianne Reeves
By Clay Patrick McBride
Dianne Reeves
By Clay Patrick McBride
Dianne Reeves
By Clay Patrick McBride
Dianne Reeves
By Clay Patrick McBride
Dianne Reeves hangs with Angela Bassett at the vocalist's 2001 tribute to Sarah Vaughan at Lincoln Center in NYC
By Chuck Pulin
illustration of Dianne Reeves
By Johanna Goodman
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves
By Enid Farber
Dianne Reeves at the 2010 Telluride Jazz Celebration
By Greg Aiello
Performance by Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves at 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival
By Stuart Brinin
Competition judges: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Patti Austin, Kurt Elling
By Steve Mundinger
Dianne Reeves performing at the 2011 Playboy Jazz Festival
By Peter Iovino
Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright (with James Genus on bass) at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival
By Russ Davis
Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright Sing The Truth at the 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival
By Ken Franckling
Dianne Reeves
Dianne Reeves in performance at the 2013 London Jazz Festival
By Paul Wood
Dianne Reeves in performance at the 2013 London Jazz Festival
By Paul Wood
Dianne Reeves
By Jerris Madison
Russ Davis with the judges and hosts at the American Pianists Association Jazz Fellowship competition L to R: Amina Figarova, Bill Charlap, Russ Davis, Billy Childs, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride and Ed Simon
Dianne Reeves and Christian McBride, hosts at the 2015 American Pianists Association Jazz Fellowship competition
By Russ Davis
Russ Davis with Dianne Reeves at the 2015 American Pianists Association competition in Indianapolis
Dianne Reeves with Sullivan Fortner, winner of the 2015 American Pianists Association Jazz Fellowship competition
By Russ Davis

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Dianne Reeves has been among the top singers in jazz for the past 20 years. A superior interpreter of lyrics, a skilled scat singer and possessor of a warm voice, Reeves often stretches herself beyond jazz into original folk music and African-oriented pieces, although she can swing with the very best. Born and raised in Detroit, she was a fine singer even as a teenager when she recorded with her high school band. Reeves attended the University of Colorado and was encouraged by Clark Terry, who had her sit in with his group.

Starting in 1976, Reeves did studio work in Los Angeles. She toured with the Latin rock group Caldera and had associations with Sergio Mendes in 1981 and Harry Belafonte during 1983-86. After she began recording as a leader in 1982, Reeves became a fixture at jazz festivals and gradually worked her way up to becoming a headliner. Although her sets could be very eclectic, with some of the performances veering toward world music and pop, her abilities as a jazz singer were obvious. Signing with Blue Note in 1987 was an important step, and Reeves has recorded several classic albums since then including I Remember, The Grand Encounter, The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan and A Little Moonlight. In 2005, she appeared onscreen singing vintage standards in the George Clooney film Good Night & Good Luck.


Artist’s website

Articles on Dianne Reeves

04/21/15    News    By JazzTimes

Nat’l Jazz Museum in Harlem to Hold Annual Gala Benefit

02/26/15    News    By JazzTimes

Dianne Reeves to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Juilliard

04/08/14    Features    By Christopher Loudon

Dianne Reeves: The JazzTimes Interview

02/07/14    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

Beautiful Life
Dianne Reeves

11/12/13    Concerts    By Lee Mergner

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival: In the Spirit

10/02/13    News    By Emily Hutton

2nd Exit 0 Jazz Fest Coming to N.J. Nov. 8-10

02/15/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

TD Vancouver Int’l Jazz Festival Announces Major Headliners

01/01/12    Concerts    By Emilie Pons

Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright in Newark, N.J.

12/14/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

New Orleans Jazz Fest Announces 2012 Lineup

11/21/11    Education    By Laurel Gross

Teacher, Teacher: a New JazzTimes Series

10/22/11    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends    By Gigi Brooks

Dianne Reeves: The Storyteller

09/03/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Detroit Jazz Festival Day One: A Red Hot Blast of Peace

09/01/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Detroit Jazz Festival This Weekend

09/01/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jimmy Heath and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Tribute Open JALC Season

08/01/11    Concerts    By Perry Tannenbaum

Spoleto Festival, South Carolina, 2011

07/31/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Herbie Hancock and L.A. Philharmonic to Play Gershwin Program

07/24/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tanglewood Jazz Festival Tickets on Sale

05/06/11    News    By Lee Mergner

Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Fest to Salute Abbey Lincoln

03/04/11    News    By Lee Mergner

Festival Preview: Savannah Music Festival

04/13/10    News    By Lee Mergner

DC Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

04/02/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup for 2010 Event

09/24/09    News    By Lee Mergner

The Kennedy Center Announces 2009-2010 Jazz Season

April 2009    DVDs    By Jeff Tamarkin

The Early Years
Dianne Reeves

03/27/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Cape Town Jazz Fest Turns 10

03/19/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2009-10 Season

02/21/09    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Portland Jazz Festival

December 2008    News    By George Varga

Jazz for Obama: Democratic Jazz Party

October 2008    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

Summer Nights

08/01/08    Concerts    By Evan Haga

Heineken Jazzaldia-San Sebastian (Part 2)

June 2008    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

When You Know
Dianne Reeves

May 2008    Features    By Don Heckman

Dianne Reeves: Grand Passion

09/19/06    Concerts    By Scott Yanow

Monterey Jazz Festival 2006

05/30/06    Concerts    By Andrew Gilbert

Sonoma Jazz Festival 2006

May 2006    News    By Michael Kabran

Granny Grammys: The Old Guard Won Again

March 2006    Farewells    By Dianne Reeves

Shirley Horn

January/February 2006    Features    By

Year in Review: Highs & Lows

November 2005    Artist Profiles    By Christopher Loudon

Dianne Reeves: Movie Date

02/22/05    By Doug Ramsey

06/08/04    By Larry Appelbaum

Concerts — September 2004

December 2003    Features    By Lara Pellegrinelli

Singing for Our Supper

October 2003    Features    By Christopher Loudon

Dianne Reeves: Amazing Grace

September 2003    Albums    By Ron Wynn

A Little Moonlight
Dianne Reeves

January/February 2002    Currents    By Hilarie Grey

Goin' Home...Duke Ellington: A Benefit for the Duke Ellington Foundation
Various Artists

12/07/01    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

"Made In America": An All-Star Jazz Benefit

September 2001    Albums    By Lara Pellegrinelli

The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan
Dianne Reeves

October 2000    Albums    By Joel Siegel

In the Moment: Live in Concert
Dianne Reeves

July/August 1999    Albums    By Tom Terrell

Dianne Reeves

April 1998    Albums    By Tom Terrell

That Day
Dianne Reeves

April 1997    Albums    By Patricia Myers

The Grand Encounter
Dianne Reeves



The Grand Encounter

Blue Note Records

That Day

Blue Note Records

In the Moment: Live in Concert

Blue Note Records

The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

Blue Note Records

Best Of

Blue Note Records

The Best of Dianne Reeves

Blue Note Records

A Little Moonlight

Blue Note Records

The Calling (SACD)

Blue Note Records

Christmas Time Is Here

Blue Note Records

Good Night, And Good Luck

Concord Records

Goin' Home...Duke Ellington: A Benefit for the Duke Ellington Foundation

Over the Edge

When You Know

Blue Note Records


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