Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves to perform at BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform at Bowling Green State University on Friday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

The performance is part of the College of Musical Arts' 2007-08 Festival Series and is supported in part by University President Sidney A. Ribeau.

Reeves' virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz styling have made her one of the most sought-after jazz artists today. She was awarded a Grammy for “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” for each of her last three recordings.

Her singing draws upon a world of influences and, like Billie Holiday, Reeves is tied to a powerful storytelling instinct. She is known for her beautiful voice and mastery of jazz timing, inflection and interpretation.

Reeves has captured a large following and high critical acclaim throughout the world since signing with Blue Note/ EMI label. She has recorded with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and been a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Appointed creative chair of jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, she has also made her mark in Hollywood by appearing in George Clooney's “Good Night and Good Luck” and on “Sex and the City.”

Assisting Reeves in her Bowling Green performance will be pianist Geoffrey Keezer, guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.

Advance tickets are $30, $25 and $18. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the concert for $33, $28 and $21. For more information, call the box office weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. at 1-800-589-2224 or 419-372-8171.

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(Posted March 03, 2008 )