Christmas Q&A with Dianne Reeves

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Tuesday November 29, 2016

From The St. Louis Dispatch

Q&A: Dianne Reeves brings Christmas warmth to the Touhill
By: Kevin C. Johnson

Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves brings music from her 2004 holiday album, ‘Christmas Time is Here,’ to the Touhill on Friday. Her last album was the Grammy-winning ‘Beautiful Life’ (2014). A new live album is coming in 2017.

What can we expect from your Christmas show? Warm stories, comfort, memories, a lot of Christmas music and lots of other music. It will be a celebration with friends. It’s light, and it’s sometimes funny. What was your approach in recording the album? Everybody approaches them in a different way. I’m coming from a jazz foundation, and that’s the way we did it, and different friends came in (including St. Louis’ Peter Martin on piano). We all put our personalities into it.

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