The internationally acclaimed four-time Grammy Award winning singer and doyenne of jazz, Dianne Reeves will perform for the first time at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg for two concerts only, courtesy of Sponono Entertainment and Kaya FM, on Thursday, 4 August and Friday, 5 August 2011 commencing at 20h00. Tickets now on sale at Computicket.
Born and raised in Denver Colorado, USA, Dianne Reeves is the only singer to have won Best Jazz Vocal Performance category for three consecutive album recordings namely In The Moment Live in Concert (2001), The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan (2002) and A Little Moonlight (2003). This is a first in any Grammy Award category. In 2006 Ms Reeves received her fourth Grammy Award for the soundtrack of George Clooneys Good Night, and Good Luck, the Academy Award nominated film (in which she also appeared) that chronicles Edward R. Murrows confrontation with Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Her virtuosity, vocal prowess and unique jazz and R&B styles has seen Dianne Reeves performing and recording with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Ms Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.
At the beginning of this year, Ms Reeves performed at the White House State Dinner for the President of China, Hu Jintao. In April, Ms Reeves performance at the 120th Anniversary Gala of the Carnegie Hall was hailed by The Boston Globe newspaper as breathtaking. Hosted by and featuring James Taylor, the evening also included guests Barbara Cook, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, Sting and former president Bill Clinton. The New York Times said of Dianne’s performance: “Although Ms. Reeves performed only one number, the Billie Holiday lament, ‘Don’t Explain,’ it was a killer.”
The Dianne Reeves concerts are promoted by local promoter, Sponono Entertainment with media partner, KayaFM. Artists previously brought to this country by Sponono Entertainment include Gladys Knight, Peabo Bryson, Roberta Flack and most recently, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour who enjoyed a highly successful season at The Teatro.
From the White House and across the USA, to Canada and Europe, and soon for the first time on African soil, dont miss the two Dianne Reeves concerts at the Teatro at Montecasino.
Date: Thursday, 4th and Friday, 5th August 2011
Venue: The Teatro, Montecasino
Cost: R200.00, R400.00, R450.00, R550.00, R650.00
For bookings and further information follow the links alongside.
Catch this Grammy award winner live at the Teatro – we are giving away double tickets AND Dianne Reeves CDs to three lucky readers.
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