With International Jazz Day coming up soon, the Royal Opera House Muscat is proud to present Dianne Reeves, an American jazz singer who has been one of the world’s top jazz singers since the late 1980’s.
Born into a musical family, Dianne Reeves is a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer. She has been hailed by The New York Times as “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday”. With critical acclaim like this, Dianne Reeves has become known the world over as a living legend. She has won five Grammys, including three consecutively for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, a unique feat for any artist.
Her late latest Grammy was awarded in 2015 for Beautiful Life, an innovative and spectacular fusion of Rhythm & Blues, Latin and Pop elements within a framework of contemporary jazz.
Elegant, stylish and exuberant on stage, Dianne has appeared several times at New York’s prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center. In New York, ‘The Big Apple’, Reeves who inhabits every story she spins into song, is known for her alluring sound, breathtaking vocal technique and improvisational prowess.
Dianne Reeves has performed at the White House and with prestigious symphony orchestras including the Chicago Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic. She also appeared in George Clooney’s Academy Award nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck; and was appointed as the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2015 Dianne Reeves was awarded an honourary doctorate from the famous Julliard School of Music.
Dianne Reeves will appear at the Royal Opera House Muscat on Thursday April 26 at 7:30 pm. For further information and booking consult the ROHM website: www.rohmuscat.org.om