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Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves to Perform at Strathmore

10/11/2013, 4 p.m.
Dianne Reeves (Courtesy of strathmore.org)

Jazz legend Dianne Reeves will perform at Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, Md., at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18.

Reeves, a four-time Grammy winner, will perform jazz standards and original songs from her three-decade career, including selections from the upcoming "Beautiful Life," her first album in more than five years.

Since the release of her debut album in 1982, Reeves has released 19 critically-acclaimed solo albums and been guest-featured on more than 25 others. Her most recent release, "When You Know," was hailed by BBC as a “classy, almost flawless set of soul and pop covers,” and her 2004 holiday record "Christmas Time Is Here" was "one of the best jazz Christmas CDs I’ve ever heard," according a reviewer for the New York Times.

Reeves has won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album four times, including an unprecedented and unmatched three consecutive times. She most recently won the award for her work on the soundtrack of the 2006 George Clooney film "Good Night and Good Luck."

She has extensive performing and recording experience with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, was a featured soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, and was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has performed at the 2002 Olympic Closing Ceremony and at the White House on multiple occasions, including the 2012 Governors Ball at which she was the featured performer.

Her upcoming album will feature appearances by Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway and Esperanza Spalding, and production by Terri Lyne Carrington.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.