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.
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