Dianne Reeves relishes in her songs

November 23, 2012

The Philadelphia Tribune: Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent female jazz vocalist in the world today. A stunning contralto, Reeves is one of the best jazz-based singers to emerge from the late 20th century. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings — a Grammy first in any vocal category.

Reeves’ biggest hit, "Better Days" (a.k.a. "The Grandma Song"), is her 1987sing-along standard and ode to her beloved ancestor, Denverado (a name that reflects Reeves’ family home of Denver, Colorado).

But, it was the East Coast that first gave boost to the West Coast singer’s success when “Better Days” became a radio hit in the Delaware Valley market.

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