CULTURE

Reeves promises good night

As the Ethno-Jazz Festival continues in Thessaloniki, four-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves will show off her vocal skills at the Vellideio conference center this Sunday. Born in Detroit, Reeves decided she wanted to be a singer early on. That is hardly surprising, given that she was born into a musical family, namely a singer father and a trumpet player mother. Yet it was her uncle, bassist Charles Burrell, who played with the Denver Symphony Orchestra, that made the greatest impression on her and introduced her to the magical world of jazz. Reeves’s career counts numerous recordings and appearances with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also accompanied Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. She was the first vocalist to sign up with the Blue Note/EMI label when it was reactivated in 1987 and she also performed at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Reeves has received the Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy award four times, for her «In the Moment» of 2001, «The Calling» (2002),«A Little Moonlight» (2003) and the 2006 soundtrack of the George Clooney drama «Good Night, and Good Luck.» She is the only vocalist to receive this particular Grammy award three years in a row. For further information, log on to www.dimitriathess.gr.