Dianne Reeves, the acclaimed American singer and songwriter, is one of the most prominent forces in modern jazz. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Denver, Colorado, Reeves has been surrounded by music her entire life. Her musical career has included an exploration of traditional jazz, Latin-American music, world music, and more. She has produced an influential discography 19 records deep, the latest studio album being "When You Know", released in 2008. Four of Reeves' albums have been awarded the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance.
CNY Jazz held a press conference today at CNY Jazz Central to reveal the 2013 NE Jazz & Wine Festival lineup. Taking place in Clinton Square July 26-27, the festival will again feature two days of free jazz, smooth jazz and R&B programming on three stages.
When the recorded audio introduction explaining the meaning of Angelic Warrior started, you knew that it was going to be a special performance. Tia Fuller's grand entrance from the back of the house to the stage set the scene for an evening of high energy jazz improvisation that left the audience wanting more. Weaving story-telling, audience engagement and energetic performances, Fuller and her band delivered a polished product worthy of closing out a special month dedicated to the preservation of jazz as an American art form.
The Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse has been an established cultural epicenter of Central New York since its founding in 1972. This Friday evening, the CFAC is opening its doors and offering the community a chance to engage with and support its mission. In partnership with Syracuse Public Media WAER, the Folk Art Center is hosting An Evening of Jazz and Wine Tasting to wrap-up a month-long celebration of jazz appreciation. The event will feature the well-known talent of the locally based Latin American band, Grupo Pagan.