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Hybrid Jazz - With Dianne Reeves and Joey Sommerville!

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It was inevitable that Dianne Reeves would fall into our grateful musical arms.  Her path was clear: Dad had been a singer, Mom was a trumpet player, her Uncle played bass with the Denver Symphony - and George Duke is her cousin.

Blood aside, this amazing talent has forged her own path.  Four Grammy Awards and an honorary doctorate from Berklee.  Invitations to sing around the world, which she has done - accompanied by praise, always.  And she had made it her mission to champion other women: sharing the stage with Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright to honor the journeys of Abbey Lincoln, Miriam Makeba and Odetta.

On April 5th, Dianne Reeves is on familiar turf: singing with yet another Orchestra - this time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Reading Symphony - as part of the Berks Jazz Festival.  Happily, she will join us before then - at one p.m. on April 2nd.

Joey Sommerville, like Dianne, was born in Detroit.  Also like her, he found himself living and thriving elsewhere.  Atlanta is his playground - and play he DOES!   Electric on that trumpet, Joey has performed with everybody from Phish to Cirque de Soleil - as well as the Jazz artists that are always wanting him to accompany them.  Between "Like You Mean It" and "The Get Down Club", he has brought new heat to hot 'Lanta - and he will be bringing the house down when he plays with Lee Ritenour at Berks in the next several days! 

Joey joins us later in the show, which promises to be truly memorable.  Dianne at one, "First Tuesday" callers at l:30 and our Soul Communicator at three :)

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