For two decades the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has showcased the world’s best jazz, right here in Melbourne, and has grown to become Australia’s pre-eminent jazz festival. This year we are lucky to have the most awarded female jazz vocalist of all time, Dianne Reeves, performing at Hamer Hall Sunday 11th June.
A musician with a gift for imbuing any performance space with the intimacy of a living room, Reeves was born into a musical family (George Duke was her cousin and frequent longtime collaborator). She toured with Sergio Mendes and Harry Belafonte in the 80s before launching her own stellar solo career by using jazz as a ‘passport’ to other styles, including Latin, African, reggae, R&B, blues, and pop classics.
With her intoxicating stage presence, captivating voice and improvisational virtuosity, Dianne Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed. Her highly anticipated return to Melbourne promises to be nothing short of legendary.
Head to melbournejazz.com for ticketing info and the full festival programme!