Jazz vocalist kicks off ECA season with a “Good Night”

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Diana Reeves
Edmonds Center for the Arts opens its 2012-2013 season in swinging style with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Friday October 5 at 7:30pm.  

Tickets are $40-$50, $15 for youth and available through the ECA box office at (425) 275-9595 or on-line.  Additional service charges may apply.

Growing up in a musical family and influenced by an especially inspiring music teacher, Dianne’s love with music began at age 11.  After singing in her high school jazz band at George Washington High School in Denver and studying music at the University of Colorado, she moved to Los Angeles where she became interested in Latin-style music and toured with Brazilian jazz funk master Sergio Mendes.   
She later toured with singer Harry Belafonte for three years,  before joining trumpet maestro Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for several Duke Ellington projects in celebration of Ellington’s Centennial. 
In 2000,  Dianne received the first of her four successive Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, and in 2002 her musical world exploded with a performance at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a compilation CD release on Blue Note, and an appearance on the season finale of HBO's “Sex and the City”.  

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in picturesque downtown Edmonds, Washington.  Located in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.


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