Tempe will be visited by GRAMMY-winning jazz vocalist DIANNE REEVES as she performs a concert of Christmas favorites on December 11 at 8:30 pm.

Reeves, “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday” (The New York Times), makes her first-ever appearance at Tempe Center for the Arts this December.

The five-time GRAMMY award-winner, shares her timeless voice and improvisational prowess in an exceptional holiday program of seasonal sounds. Adored by audiences and critics alike for her powerful voice, vivacious personality, and captivating performance, Reeves is considered one of the world’s preeminent vocalists. The debut of Dianne Reeves at Tempe Center for the Arts is not to be missed.

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Reeves will be back in Arizona for the Tucson Jazz Festival at Leo Rich Theatre on January 23.

ABOUT DIANNE REEVES

Winner of the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2015, Reeves' most recent album, Beautiful Life, showcases Dianne’s sublime gifts in what is a melding of R&B, Latin and pop elements within the framework of 21st Century jazz.

“At its essence,” said Dianne, “Life is beautiful, and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked.”

The rest of the 12 tracks cover a spectrum from jazz to soul, along with two new emotionally volcanic songs, “Cold” and “Satiated.” Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life features an all-star cast including bassists Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona, vocalists Gregory Porter and Lalah Hathaway, pianists Robert Glasper and Gerald Clayton and Reeves’ cousin and frequent longtime collaborator, the late great George Duke.

DIANNE REEVES: Christmas Time is Here

Dec 11 at 8:30 pmTickets: $25, $35, $45, $55, VIP*

Tickets are on sale now at tempecenterforthearts.com or by calling 480-350-2822.

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