2017 TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival Presents
A DOUBLE BILL HEADLINE EVENT
DIANNE REEVES / BILLY CHILDS QUARTET
June 25, 2017 | Winspear Centre | 7:30pm
The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival is excited to present an evening with not one but two Grammy Award-winning, international acts!
“Dianne Reeves is one of the preeminent jazz vocalists in the world and we are very fortunate to have her performing in Edmonton,” says Edmonton International Jazz Festival Producer Kent Sangster. “And Billy Childs, who was once her musical director and has been making his own mark in the music community for years, is a world-class jazz pianist in his own right. Both acts are guaranteed to be a highlight of this year’s festival!”
Experience the charisma, power and beauty of five-time Grammy Award-winner and legendary jazz vocalist DIANNE REEVES. As one of today’s preeminent jazz artists, Reeves offers breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique musical stylings that have delighted audiences around the globe. With collaborators ranging from all-time greats Harry Belafonte and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to the new guard of Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper and Lalah Hathaway—its been said that Reeves is the true heir to Ella Fitzgerald’s throne as the queen of jazz.
Los Angeles native, BILLY CHILDS (Quartet) is a multi-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger, producer and composer who has performed and/or collaborated with Sting, Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, The Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Botti to name a few. Over the years, Childs has continued to develop his own voice as both a pianist and a composer in jazz and classical music. The Los Angeles Times has this to say about his irrefutable talent…“A first-class pianist deeply influenced by Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner, he’s an articulate improviser whose solos range from the tuneful to the tempestuous. He’s also a compelling composer whose jazz pieces can be melodic enough to be singable, but can also border on the explosive and the enigmatic…”
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE WINSPEAR BOX OFFICE
BUY ONLINE or call 780-428-1414 or toll free 1-800-563-5081.
$75-$80 + Service Fees
Pre-sale promotion for EIJF Jazz Club members begins 10am, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Public on-sale date: April 18, 2017
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