The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents June
13 – 18, 2005 (six nights),
two-time Grammy winning vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur with the Grammy-winning
Caribbean Jazz Project. Band members include Dave Samuels (vibes and marimba),
Michael Rodriguez (trumpet), Ruben Rodriguez (bass) and Robert Quintero
(percussion). Set times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday through
Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, and Sunday at 7:30pm. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
is located at
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121. Tickets cost: $24.50-26.50.Known for her three-and-a-half octave vocal range, two-time Grammy winner Diane
Schuur a.k.a. “Deedles” returns to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley with the
Grammy-winning Latin jazz ensemble Caribbean Jazz Project to share their
infectious Latin and jazz influenced rhythms for six nights.
Diane’s remarkable career began at age nine with her first professional gigs,
including those at the local Holiday Inn. While still a student at the
Washington State School for the Blind, a 16-year-old Schuur was performing
original material and wowing audiences with her playful and distinctive voice.
Following a series of formative single releases in the early 70’s, Schuur made
her Monterey Jazz Festival debut in 1975. Discovered by the great Stan Getz in
1979, things really started to take off. It was her singing of “Amazing Grace”
that caught Getz’s ear and set Schuur’s world into fast-forward.
Since then, she has performed with such greats as Stan Getz, BB King, Maynard
Ferguson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow, Quincy Jones and even sang
a duet with Sesame Street’s character, Elmo. She has performed countless times
on The Tonight Show, has performed at The Grammy’s and at the White House.
On June 6, Diane will release her second live album called Diane Schuur: Live In
London. Recorded at the famous Ronnie Scott’s, this release epitomizes the
passion, humor, and power of Diane’s live performance.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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