|For immediate release through Jan. 22, 2005|
School of the Arts Presents Jazz Singer Diane Schuur
Diane Schuur, jazz vocalist
FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS • Brookhaven College School of the Arts welcomes jazz vocalist Diane Schuur to the Performance Hall stage Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. A two-time GRAMMY-winner for best jazz vocalist, Schuur has been given the title “new first lady of jazz” by reviewers from around the world. Schuur has twice played the White House, and her recordings have topped the charts for years.
Acclaimed worldwide for her vocal versatility and incredible 3½ octave range, Schuur was “discovered” by Dizzy Gillespie, who brought her on stage at the 1979 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Blind since birth, Schuur found her voice a bridge to the world, starting her career with a performance at the Tacoma Hilton at the age of 9. Since her first release, Schuur has recorded more than a dozen albums. She was nominated for her fifth GRAMMY as “best vocalist-traditional pop category” for her album Love Songs. In 1997, she received The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Award for major female jazz / R&B engagement, for her work at The Blue Note in New York. In 1999, Schuur received the first annual Ella Fitzgerald Award from the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival for outstanding vocal performance in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald.
Ticket prices for floor seating are $25 for adults, $20 for senior adults and Dallas County Community College District staff, and $17 for students. Balcony seating is $20 for adults, $15 for senior adults and Dallas County Community College District staff, and $12 for students. Rates for groups of 10 or more are $3 off regular ticket prices. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Brookhaven College School of the Arts is funded in part by a grant from the city of Carrollton. For information about the School of the Arts, contact Rodger Bennett, executive dean, at 972-860-4730.