02 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY
AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA
9 pm – Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30
Dianne Reeves: vocal. Peter Martin: piano. Romero Lubambo: guitars. Reginald Veal: double bass. Terreon Gully: drums.
Growing up inspired by Sarah Vaughan’s mastery, African-American singer Dianne Reeves has expanded her vocabulary over time to include both jazz tradition and various strains of black music, as well as pop, as evidenced in her latest album, “Beautiful Life”, that includes songs by Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac and Ani DiFranco. An award-winning artist with five Grammys, who became famous for the extraordinary control and emotional power of her performance in the film “Good Night, and Good Luck” by George Clooney. The director’s skilful choice and the beauty of her interpretations are decisive in making the film, shot in livid black and white, a perfect reconstruction of the dark age of McCarthyism and its authoritarian drift. Today, Dianne Reeves is one of the finest exponents of jazz singing, supporting Jelly Roll Morton’s assertion that “jazz can be applied to any type of song”.