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March 31, 2023

Jazz great Diane Reeves promises ‘unique show’ in Bucharest

Celebrated jazz singer Diane Reeves returns to Romania with what she promises to be a ‘unique show’ at the capital’s Palace Hall this Sunday. In a short interview to daily ‘Evenimentul Zilei,’ the singer, with a 25-year-old career and winner of four Grammy Awards for as many albums, said, “Like all my concerts, the show in Romania will be a unique experience. I have a wonderful, very creative band. So get ready!” The artist also said she felt content she achieved everything she wanted. “I wanted people to know me from the first few seconds and I think I have managed to do this, especially in the world of jazz,” Reeves told the newspaper. Considered one of the most important contemporary jazz singers, Reeves has to date won four Grammy Awards for “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” for her albums ‘In the Moment – Live In Concert’ (2001), ‘The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan’ (2002), ‘A Little Moonlight’ (2003), ‘Good Night, and Good Luck (Soundtrack)’ (2006). She is the only singer to have won this Grammy for three consecutive recordings. At the age of 16, in 1972, Reeves was singing at the George Washington High School in Denver, in a high school big-band. That same year the band played at a music festival and won first place. It was there she met the trumpeter Clark Terry, who became her mentor. A year later Reeves began studying music at the University of Colorado, before she moved in 1976 to Los Angeles. In L.A. her interest in Latin-American music grew. She began experimenting with different kinds of vocal music and finally decided to pursue a career as a singer. From 1983 until 1986 Reeves toured with Harry Belafonte as a lead singer. This period saw her first experiences with world music. Tickets for the Bucharest show cost between RON 50 and 250 and can be bought online, on www.biletoo.ro, www.bilete.ro, www. myticket.ro, but also at the Palace Hall, Diverta stores and Muzica Store.

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