DIANNE REEVES


DEFINE YOUR VOICE

Find your own voice with the help of one of today’s most acclaimed vocalists.

FIVE-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

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Dianne roams and explores, growls and catches at notes and phrasings. It is this audacity that makes Reeves’ voice an awesome instrument.

People Magazine

To all my musicians friends and especially vocalists this course is BRILLIANT I am a huge fan of Dianne Reeves but I tell you this is pure gold.❤️

Marta (course member)

London, UK

She has an enormous voice and an enormous talent, and she offers it up to stun her audience.

The New York Times

18 LESSONS

The ultimate jazz vocals course, with over 4 hours of teaching and beautifully swinging full performances in duo, trio and a cappella settings. Filled with intimate stories from Dianne’s legendary career and loving encouragement throughout for all aspiring jazz artists, the course is also perfect for the non-musician audience of jazz lovers and fans of Dianne Reeves.

LIVING NOTATION

Don’t just study Dianne's concepts. Experience phrasing, the blues, melodic interpretation, feel, soloing and thematic development first hand with our Living Notation technology. Follow Dianne's melodies and solos in real time with our interactive notation system. It's never been easier to get inside the mind of a vocal master.

COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK

Don't guess at forms or solos. Don't lose track of melodies or lyrics. See all of Dianne's lead sheets, arrangements, transcriptions, exclusive recommendations, and resources in one comprehensive, 106-page PDF workbook.

18 LESSONS

The ultimate jazz vocals course, with over 4 hours of teaching and beautifully swinging full performances in duo, trio and a cappella settings. Filled with intimate stories from Dianne’s legendary career and loving encouragement throughout for all aspiring jazz artists, the course is also perfect for the non-musician audience of jazz lovers and fans of Dianne Reeves.

LIVING NOTATION

Don’t just study Dianne's concepts. Experience phrasing, the blues, melodic interpretation, feel, soloing and thematic development first hand with our Living Notation technology. Follow Dianne's melodies and solos in real time with our interactive notation system. It's never been easier to get inside the mind of a vocal master.

COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK

Don't guess at forms or solos. Don't lose track of melodies or lyrics. See all of Dianne's lead sheets, arrangements, transcriptions, exclusive recommendations, and resources in one comprehensive, 106-page PDF workbook.

LESSONS IN THIS COURSE

  • Introduction: Define Your Voice (03:09)
  • Dianne's Musical Inspiration (06:48)
  • Living the Lyrics (13:13)
  • Making a Standard Your Own (20:34)
  • Spontaneous Arranging (11:39)
  • Storytelling and Songwriting: "Infant Eyes" (08:05)
  • Singin' the Blues (15:34)
  • Brazilian Explorations (23:29)
  • Duo Conversations (27:20)
  • Invitation to Improvisation (11:30)
  • Leading with the Voice (26:28)
  • Embracing Different Styles (20:17)
  • Masterclass (25:56)
  • Discussion with a Protégé (18:09)
  • Microphone Techniques (06:47)
  • Protecting Your Voice (03:05)
  • Reflections: Sarah, Carmen, Betty and Beyond (08:02)
  • Finale (00:45)
  • Introduction: Define Your Voice (03:09)
  • Dianne's Musical Inspiration (06:48)
  • Living the Lyrics (13:13)
  • Making a Standard Your Own (20:34)
  • Spontaneous Arranging (11:39)
  • Storytelling and Songwriting: "Infant Eyes" (08:05)
  • Singin' the Blues (15:34)
  • Brazilian Explorations (23:29)
  • Duo Conversations (27:20)
  • Invitation to Improvisation (11:30)
  • Leading with the Voice (26:28)
  • Embracing Different Styles (20:17)
  • Masterclass (25:56)
  • Discussion with a Protégé (18:09)
  • Microphone Techniques (06:47)
  • Protecting Your Voice (03:05)
  • Reflections: Sarah, Carmen, Betty and Beyond (08:02)
  • Finale (00:45)

ABOUT DIANNE REEVES

Five-time Grammy winner DIANNE REEVES is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking 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.

Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film’s soundtrack.

Reeves has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of standards featuring her touring trio. When Reeves’ holiday collection Christmas Time is Here was released, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raved, “Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CD’s I’ve heard.”

In recent years Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. She performed at the White House on multiple occasions including President Obama’s State Dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball.

Reeves’ most recent release Beautiful Life, features Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway and Esperanza Spalding. Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Reeves is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music and the Juilliard School.

In 2018, Dianne was honored as an NEA Jazz Master, which is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists.

ABOUT DIANNE REEVES

Five-time Grammy winner DIANNE REEVES is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking 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.

Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film’s soundtrack.

Reeves has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of standards featuring her touring trio. When Reeves’ holiday collection Christmas Time is Here was released, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raved, “Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CD’s I’ve heard.”

In recent years Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. She performed at the White House on multiple occasions including President Obama’s State Dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball.

Reeves’ most recent release Beautiful Life, features Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway and Esperanza Spalding. Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Reeves is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music and the Juilliard School.

In 2018, Dianne was honored as an NEA Jazz Master, which is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists.

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