Jon Cleary / Dianne Reeves sings Burt Bacharach conducted by Ethan Iverson - Umbria Jazz Orchestra | Umbria Jazz

Jon Cleary

Dianne Reeves sings Burt Bacharach

arranged and conducted by Ethan Iverson
UMBRIA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
feat. Romero Lubambo, Peter Washington, Dan Weiss

Sat. 31 December - hours 17:30
Teatro Mancinelli
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Jon Cleary

It may happen to be born in the wrong place, but what matters is finding the place of the heart to live. Jon Cleary, a British-born musician raised in the countryside of Kent, is now one of the most acclaimed interpreters of New Orleans, the city where he has been living for decades. The first piercing approach to the varied music scene of the Crescent City happened with records he had at home. He was impressed by the overflowing personality of singer-pianist-producer-songwriter Allen Toussaint. He was such an inspiration for Jon, who made his first trip (or, more accurately, pilgrimage) to New Orleans. He took a cab straight from the airport to the Maple Leaf Bar, one of the iconic venues of the music history of New Orleans. Once settled in the city, Jon became a professional musician and nowadays is one of the best representatives (he also won a Grammy Award) of the genres defining New Orleans’ music identity, from the traditional to the most modern ones: jazz, blues, rag, stride, gospel, funk, soul. He has also collaborated with important artists such as Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, John Scofield, Taj Mahal. With his voice-piano formula, Cleary comes to Orvieto as an elegant, cultured and entertaining performer.
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Dianne Reeves sings Burt Bacharach

Dianne Reeves sings Burt Bacharach arranged and conducted by Ethan Iverson UMBRIA JAZZ ORCHESTRA feat. Romero Lubambo, Peter Washington, Dan Weiss Burt Bacharach’s songs are the theme of the new original project for which Umbria Jazz has created a prestigious puzzle: the stunning voice of Dianne Reeves, one of the most famous vocalists of jazz and black music; the arrangements of music intellectual Ethan Iverson; the horns of the Umbria Jazz Orchestra, which has proved a continuous artistic growth, project by project; special guests such as great Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, who has toured many times with Reeves, double bass player Peter Washington, who has been a member of the all-stars performing for the 70th anniversary of Blue Note, and drummer Dan Weiss. This complex formula of significant organizational commitment focuses on the artistic personality of Dianne Reeves, a multiple Grammy winner, including one for the soundtrack of George Clooney’s film “Good Night, and Good Luck”. Reeves mixes her timeless grace, elegance and charisma in unique interpretations. Her stylistic versatility and expressive vocal skills let her range in an eclectic repertoire. This time, she does that with songs that have dominated the pop charts for half a century worldwide. Exceptional interpreters performed these songs, and Reeves is one of them.