Dianne Reeves Leads Journey of Jazz

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Tuesday February 17, 2015

Trains of musical thought that wind from one part of the world into another and from one century to the next: A sense of boarding and changing trains on a far-reaching journey ran through Dianne Reeves’s concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall on Friday evening.

The most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Ms. Reeves has a keen sense of herself as a custodian of a jazz vocal tradition that has fallen into disarray as the boundaries between genres have dissolved. She may be a preservationist, but her definition of jazz encompasses rhythm and blues, reggae and salsa.

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