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She will perform songs from her new album, When You Know

Four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 to close out this year’s Jazz Masters series at the Williams Center for the Arts.
Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $4 for faculty and staff, and $27 for the public. Purchase tickets by calling the Williams Center box office at (610) 330-5009.

Tickets for this performance and the Jan. 31 Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller jazz concert can be purchased together for only $38, a 16 percent discount. As the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence, Miller will provide introductory commentary at 7 p.m. prior to both concerts. The Jazz Masters series is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Reeves takes the stage, with songs and arrangements from her new recording, When You Know. In this album, she combines her own originals with songs made popular by singers as diverse as Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Minnie Ripperton, and the Temptations.

Reeves has recorded a total of 18 albums including the soundtrack to the 2005 film, Good Night, and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney. The Boston Globe praised her as an “amazing voice, one of the best jazz has boasted. It’s powerful and intimate and full of emotion, and her range is stunning.”

WDIY 88.1 FM, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is the College’s media partner for this concert.

The 2008–2009 Performance Series at Lafayette College is supported in part by gifts from Friends of the Williams Center for the Arts; by provisions of the Josephine Chidsey Williams Endowment, the J. Mahlon and Grace Buck Fund, the Croasdale Fund, the Class of ’73 Fund, the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence Program, the James Bradley Fund, and the Ed Brunswick Jazz Fund; and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Dexter and Dorothy Baker Foundation, and New England Foundation for the Arts. Special thanks to the F.M. Kirby Foundation for extraordinary support of the 25th anniversary season, and to Joan Moran and the Amaranth Foundation for support of the Ravi Shankar commission.

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