Spend Valentine’s Day With Dianne Reeves
by Chris Narloch
If you want to impress your Valentine this year, take him or her to see the great jazz singer Dianne Reeves, who has scheduled her 2017 Mondavi appearance for the most romantic day of the year.
Renowned as a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer, Reeves is a multiple Grammy-winner who infuses her jazz with gospel, R&B and world music elements and somehow makes it all fit together to sound uniquely natural and soulful.
Ms. Reeves possesses the whole package – a powerful and flexible voice, improvisational chops, rhythmic virtuosity, a well-developed artistic sensibility and a masterful flair for storytelling.
Even if you don’t have a Valentine at the moment, don’t stay home and feel sorry for yourself. Do what I’m doing and take a friend to see the one and only Dianne Reeves, at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Mondavi Center in Davis.
For more information, visit http://www.mondaviarts.org/event/2016-17/dianne-reeves.