Da Camera Presents Dianne Reeves 6/1

Da Camera of Houston is proud to present celebrated jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves as part of Da Camera's jazz series. The performance closes out the 2017-2018 season and takes place at the Cullen Performance Hall on the University of Houston campus on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 8 PM.

A preeminent talent in the world of jazz for more than 30 years, Reeves boasts a limitless repertoire thanks to her unparalleled virtuosity and improvisational prowess. Reeves was born into a musical family- her uncle is bassist Charles Burrell, and her cousin is jazz performer and composer George Duke-and was discovered by trumpeter Clark Terry while performing at a convention with her high school band. After studying classical voice at the University of Colorado, Reeves sang with Stanley Turrentine and Lenny White, and toured with Harry Belafonte before signing with Blue Note Records in 1987.

Since then, she has won five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female, most recently for her 2015 album, Beautiful Life, which melded R&B, Latin and pop elements within the framework of 21st-century jazz. She has been awarded honorary doctorates from The Juilliard School and the Berklee College of Music, and in 2018 will receive jazz's highest American honor, the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters award.

Tickets for Dianne Reeves start at $42.50. Tickets are available by contacting Da Camera, 1402 Sul Ross, at 713-524-5050 or online at www.dacamera.com. Tickets for students and senior citizens are always half-price. $5 student rush tickets are available 30 minutes before the concert begins.

Da Camera of Houston's concerts feature small ensembles performing chamber music, jazz, early music and contemporary music. A vital institution in the world of chamber music, Da Camera is a source of innovative programming, notably Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg's programs connecting chamber music with literature and the visual arts. Da Camera is nationally acclaimed for thought-provoking chamber music programming, as well as a jazz series with a unique balance between renowned performers and emerging artists.

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