Dianne Reeves

Jazz Notes 12-25-2014

By Norman Provizer

Dianne Reeves will perform the national anthem at the NFL Game at London's Wembley Stadium Sunday, October 26 at 9:30 a.m. EDT on FOX.

Susan Gatschet Reese

Vocalist Dianne Reeves and Bennie L. Williams of Spiritual Voices,  will be visiting the KUVO studio today @ 2:30, to talk to Susan Gatschet Reese about a special tribute to Dr. Vincent Harding. Harding was a civil rights leader, a longtime Denver college professor at the Iliff School of Theology and a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  "My Soul is a River" will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Harding.

Good Night And Good Luck - Truth, Justice and Jazz

Mar 26, 2014

The film looks at Edward R. Murrow and his confrontation with Senator Joe McCarthy, who was famous for his public claims to know who in elected office and in the public eye were communists and commie-sympathizers.  Set in the late 1950s, this was a time of great concern over the rise of the Soviet Union and Communist China. It was also the start of television news and Murrow was (and probably still is) the gold standard for what role a news organization could play in the public dialogue of the issues of the day.

January 25, 2014 Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver

 Let’s get right to the most important fact: Dianne Reeves is the greatest living jazz singer. And she gives the dead ones a run for their money too. Pick any aspect: phrasing, intonation, soul, emotion, interpretation, range, control, improvisation. She has it all. And she knows how to use it. Those last three on the list, in particular, conspire to create remarkable and breathtaking jumps of an octave or more during her improvisational scat solos. That’s just one example of why Reeves is such a pleasure to hear.