Jazz superstar Dianne Reeves will perform “Christmas Time Is Here” Friday, December 11, 8 p.m. at Shannon Hall of the Wisconsin Union Theater.
Reeves, the 2015 Grammy Award winner for her jazz album Beautiful Life will perform with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully.
Five-time Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Reeves has made a profound impact on the jazz music scene since the 1980s. Growing up in a musical family, Reeves toured with Harry Belafonte and sang at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. She received her first Grammy in 2001 and her most recent one, for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, for her 2015 album Beautiful Life. Says commentator Scott Yanow: “A logical successor to Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae…, Reeves is a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer.”