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Dianne Reeves – Strings Attached

Waltons World Masters Series

‘A radiant talent…at the top of her game.’
– Washington Post


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Performance

When Saturday, 22 April 2005
Where National Concert Hall, Dublin, Main Auditorium
Presented by Waltons New School of Music
Supported by RTÉ lyric fm, The Irish Times, Conrad Hotel

Dianne Reeves – Strings Attached

Dianne Reeves • Vocals
Russell Malone • Guitar
Romero Lubambo • Guitar

This concert was recorded for broadcast by RTÉ lyric fm.


‘Dianne Reeves has an amazing voice, one of the best that jazz has boasted. It’s powerful and intimate and full of emotion, and her range is stunning. It’s no stretch to compare her voice to Sarah Vaughan’s.’
– Boston Globe

‘Reeves is, in every sense, a jazz musician. Her voice – among the most fabulous around – is her instrument, and she improvises both in lyric and melodic delivery on every selection. Combining an amazing range and rich, full contralto with what old hipsters called “good ears”, Reeves is capable of presenting as exciting and imaginative a jazz performance as any other great instrumentalist.’
— San Francisco Chronicle

‘Dianne’s the legitimate extension of all of the good things that have gone on before, from Ethel Waters to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah and Carmen. She is earth mother, lover, the hurt child: she manages to get inside each one of those things.’
— Down Beat

Dianne Reeves

Celebrated as one of the world’s pre-eminent jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves won Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for each of her previous four recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category. Since her signing as the first vocalist on the reactivated Blue Note label in 1987, Reeves has captured a huge following and tremendous critical acclaim for her unique jazz stylings, which draw their inspiration from a world of influences, including Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, gospel and R&B.

Reeves has recorded and performed in George Clooney’s acclaimed Good Night, and Good Luck (the soundtrack of which won her a Grammy), with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony, with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic and at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. She has received the Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, and she was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She continues to tour extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Returning to the National Concert Hall after her acclaimed 2004 appearance, Dianne arrived this time with ‘Strings Attached’, featuring the unique talents of two of jazz’s finest guitarists, Russell Malone and Romero Lubambo.

Dianne Reeves
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