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Friday February 23, 2018

From The Daily Campus: UCONN

Dianne Reeves gives an awe-inspiring performance at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
By: Jamiah Bennett

Five-time Grammy winner and jazz artist Dianne Reeves shook Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 17 with her thundering vocals and contagious personality. “You can clap your hands, stomp your feet, shout out loud or dance down the aisles. It’s okay. Just don’t hurt yourself,” Reeves told the crowd of students and locals sitting in the cabaret setting. “Be free with me.”

“She didn’t come across as better than anyone else. For being in the business for so many years, she was humble. She wasn’t a diva,” Sheila of Newington said. “I appreciated her humanness and her talent.”

Reeves performed a variety of old and new jazz styles including standard, bossa nova and contemporary during the show that ran about two hours.

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