Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Lobby Pre-show Sheldon Zandboer 6:30pm
With 30 years of music-making and five Grammy Awards under her belt, Dianne Reeves is still restless. Since her early years touring with Harry Belafonte, Reeves has soaked up influences and styles and tried them all on, with breathtaking results. With improvisational prowess, Reeves blurs the lines from old-school scat singing all the way to the contemporary pop and R&B of today.
Reeves’ Grammy-winning 2015 album Beautiful Life boasts an all-star cast, including Gregory Porter, bassist Esperanza Spalding, and pianist Robert Glasper, resulting in another virtuosic showcase of her voice. Whether she’s coolly channeling Sarah Vaughan or belting steamy, gospel-infused soul numbers, her concerts remain a tour de force in American jazz. This concert also features Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully.
“Dianne Reeves has, perhaps more than any other vocalist, blurred the line that separates jazz from pop and contemporary R&B, extending the boundaries of each.” – Thom Jurek, AllMusic
Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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