Like many people Dianne Reeves first caught my attention in the film Good Night and Good Luck about Edward Murrow. I was watching the film on a plane and it was interesting. However when Dianne did her first club scene it “who is she?” and “wow is she great”. After the second club scene I was paying close attention. In the credits I saw that it was Dianne Reeves. I had heard her on KCSM and knew about her. About that point it seems her career took off with multiple Grammy awards and lots of popular concerts. I remember seeing her two years ago at Monterey Jazz Festival where she was the artist in residence that year. She performed with Russell Malone, guitar and Romero Lubambo, guitar. It was just the three of them on a Sunday afternoon and it was great.
San Jose Jazz Summer Fest has a feature story about Dianne at
You can read about her early career and how she met up with Clark Terry. Later on she performed regularly with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. Recently she has performed twice at the White House.
At the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest she will be performing on the main stage at 4pm. She will again have Romero Lubambo on guitar. This should be a fantastic performance on 12 Aug Sun 4pm If you can’t make it go find some of her albums, find a quiet spot, sit back and listen.