Georgia State’s Rialto Center Presents Jazz Songstress Dianne Reeves

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    Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts continues its 2012-13 season with jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Saturday March 16 at 8 p.m.

    Reeves returns to the Rialto to share her unique jazz and R&B vocal stylings. Reeves won GRAMMYs for Best Jazz Vocal Performance on three consecutive recordings – a GRAMMY first in any vocal category. She appeared in George Clooney’s Academy Award-nominated film Good Night and Good Luck, the soundtrack recording of which provided Reeves her fourth Best Jazz Vocal GRAMMY in 2006.

    Reeves has recorded and performed extensively with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2008, Reeves released When You Know following a period of intense touring.

    This album’s uniqueness can be attributed to Reeves having performed in an unusual musical context: two guitars and voice. Conceived by her manager, Darryl Pitt, for Europe’s Jazz Baltica Festival, the setting enabled her to discover new ways for her voice to both soar and seduce.

    Tickets start at $38 and are available at the Rialto Center’s box office, (404) 413-9TIX (9849) or http://www.rialtocenter.org. Group and Georgia State University student discounts are offered for this show. The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University is located at 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia. Free Parking available for all Rialto Series events.

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