JazzFest History

Dianne Reeves

Instrument: Vocalist
Born: Detroit, Michigan

"I come from a family of storytellers. My grandmother was great at telling stories, and my mother was an amazing storyteller. She could really paint a picture. It was almost cinematic. I'd listen to those stories over and over. It was just a part of growing up. And they'd always push me and say, 'OK, now it's time for you to tell your stories.'"

- Dianne Reeves
DownBeat


From the JazzFest Program Biography:

Dianne Reeves Program Bio