- Artist Spotlight: Dianne Reeves
Artist Spotlight: Dianne Reeves
Learn more about legendary jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves and her brand new project, Beleza Brazil, which celebrates the vibrant, beloved music of the South American country.
Read about Reeves’ sold-out 2017 visit to the Chan Centre, how her upbringing and musical family members fostered her love for jazz and other art forms, and how she stills feels as though she is growing as a musician.
"The most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday."The New York Times
Reeves performing Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Triste” at the Lotos Jazz Festival
National Endowment for the Arts 2018 Jazz Master profile of Reeves
"Full house in UBC's Chan Centre: tier on tier of season subscribers all the way up to the grand rotunda. And, mid-stream in her scat singing riff, jazz diva Dianne Reeves breaks off her droll musical dialogue with bassist Reginald Veal for a bemused aside to the audience. "This here's no stage; this is a playground." It calls for a special kind of charisma to make a crowd of nearly 1,200 Vancouverites in their concert finery want to get down into the sandbox with you. But Reeves has got what it takes - a stage presence that supercharges her already well-known discographic repertoire to a whole new level of intensity."Vancouver Observer, 2017
CHAN CENTRE CONNECTS:
PRE-SHOW TALK WITH STEVE MADDOCK | Mar 8 at 6:15pm, Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre
Vocalist and educator Steve Maddock examines the historical progression of Brazilian music, from chorinho (aka choro), to samba, and eventually bossa nova, which became a worldwide sensation in the mid-1950s.
Don’t miss Dianne Reeves: Beleza Brazil at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Sunday March 8th at 7pm. Tickets available here.