From the Land of Band Box Records

Denver Jazz Singer Reaches Towering Heights!

Image result for dianne reevesDianne Reeves was born in October of 1953 in Detroit, Michigan – Dianne Elizabeth Reeves – She was born into a family of musicians including uncle Charles Burrell – who introduced her to jazz singing especially through the styling of Sarah Vaughan, and her accomplished cousin, the late George Duke who produced many of Dianne’s sessions.

Dianne moved to Denver, Colorado at a very young age to live with her grandmother and still calls Denver home.  Over the years the talented jazz singer has been recognized with four Grammy’s.

Dianne arrived in the Mile High City at the age of three and she can be claimed by George Washington High School in Denver as an alumnus and at that high school she participated as a vocalist with the GW band.  From high school she moved on to the University of Colorado in Boulder before taking off on her career starting in Los Angeles, California.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Jazz Masters and Beyond - Colorado Music Hall of Fame

This November 28th (2017) the Colorado Music Hall of Fame is presenting the “Jazz Masters & Beyond” induction concert at Denver’s Paramount Theater.

Dianne will be joined that evening by a trio a famed musicians from the immensely popular “Earth, Wind an Fire” – Philip Bailey, Andrew Woolfolk and Larry Dunn – all originating out of Denver, Colorado and all attending high school in the city – all three from East High School.  East will be receiving a “non-performer” award on the 28th acknowledging the many talented artists who have passed through their ranks,

Dianne’s uncle – Charles Burrell will be inducted – a special honor for her.  Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is an inductee.  He attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  And finally trumpet player Ron Miles is being honored.  His past affiliations include playing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ginger Baker from “Cream” as well as fronting his on quartet.

Reeves was interviewed by “Blacktie Colorado” and stated that she loves dining at the True Food Restaurant and The Kitchen on Wazee.  To get away, Dianne retreats to the Colorado Rocky Mountains for the solace and beauty.

She performs regularly around the nation and world and always makes a special effort to include Colorado venues in her performance plans.


Dianne Reeves Discography

45 – Epic 50324 – “Love the Way I Feel ‘Bout Cha” with Alphonso Johnson – 1976

45 – TBA 703 – “Who Knows Where Love Goes – 1985

45 – Blue Note 50119 – Better Days b/w That’s All – #44 R&B Charts – 1988

45 – EMI 50153 – Never Said b/w Better Days – 1988

45 – EMI 50291 – Never Too Far b/w Come In – #5 and #34 R&B Charts – 1990

45 – Blue Note 5A – UK – Better Days b/w That’s All – 1988

45 – EMI 82 UK – “Never Too Far” b/w “Eyes On the Prize” – 1990

Cassette – Blue Note 46906 – Dianne Reeves – 1987

CD – EMI 14301 – Never Too Fair – 1989


CD – Blue Note – Survival – 1994

CD – Blue Note 529511 – Quiet After the Storm – 1995

CD – Blue Note – The Grand Encounter – 1996

CD – Blue Note – New Morning – 1997

CD Blue Note – Bridges – 1999

CD – Blue Note – In the Moment – Live in Concert – 2000

CD – Blue Note – “The Calling” – 2001

CD – Blue Note – A Little Moonlight – 2003

CD – Blue Note – “Christmas Time Is Here – 2004

CD – Concord – Good Night and Good Luck – 2005

CD – Blue Note – When You Know – 2008

CD – WDR – “The World of Duke Ellington – 2008

CD – Concord – Beautiful Life – 2013

CD – Blue Note – Europe – That Day – 1997

LP – Welcome to My Love – 1982

LP – TBA – For Every Heart – 1984

LP – Blue Note Japan – The Nearness Of You – 1987

LP – Blue Note 8110 – I Remember – 1991

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