Diane Schuur at 70
7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 11, 2024
Schuur’s much-laureled career includes two Grammy Awards — each for Best Jazz Vocal Performance — on Timeless (1986) and Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra (1987). Both were released by GRP Records, the label that had launched her recording career. Schuur scored three additional Grammy nominations for subsequent albums “Pure Schuur” and “Love Songs”, as well as for the individual track “The Christmas Song.” Schuur’s music has explored almost every locale on the American musical landscape, and her attendant studio collaborations — showcasing her pitchperfect execution and three-and-a-half-octave vocal range — are a who’s who of American originators in a plethora of styles. They include the albums Heart To Heart with B.B. King and Swingin’ for Schuur with Maynard Ferguson, alongside assorted tracks with Stan Getz, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler and Jose Feliciano, among countless others. Distinguished producers who have joined forces with Schuur include Phil Ramone “Friends For Schuur”, André Fisher “Pure Schuur, In Tribute”, Barry Manilow “Midnight”, Steve Buckingham “The Gathering”, Dave Grusin “Schuur Thing, Deedles, Timeless” Al Schmitt “Blues for Schuur, Love Walked In” and Oscar Castro-Neves “Schuur Fire”.