Jazz Vocalist Diane Schuur Performs With Pops on Wednesday

first_imgDiane SchuurGrammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur will perform with the Ocean City Pops at 8 p.m. Wednesday (August 27) on the Ocean City Music Pier.Tickets are $20. Purchase tickets online or at the Music Pier Box Office (on the boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth streets).Schuur recently released a new recording, “I Remember You,” an homage to mentors Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra.Schuur turned 60 in December and completed her tribute to her two most important and influential mentors.The album of 12 songs, all previously recorded by Getz or Sinatra, or both, was produced by Diane and her new manager, Mary Ann Topper, at Avatar Studios in New York, and was released on Jazzheads, June 10, 2014. It also features a stellar cast of musicians, including: Alan Broadbent (arrangements/piano), Roni Ben-Hur and Romero Lubambo (guitars), Joel Frahm (saxophone) , Ben Wolfe (bass) and Ulysses Owens Jr.on drums.Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. With a distinguished recording career that spans three decades, including two GRAMMY Awards (Timeless and Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra on GRP Records), as well as three additional GRAMMY nominations, Schuur’s music has explored almost every corner of the 20th Century musical landscape. Her musical collaborations include the aforementioned Count Basie Orchestra, Barry Manilow, B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Jose Feliciano, among countless others. These collaborations have resulted in numerous #1 Billboard Chart recordings, including Pure Schuur and Heart to Heart with B.B. King; Ms. Schuur has appeared on PBS and many other television specials, as well as a very special visit to the beloved TV show, “Sesame Street.” Diane has been invited to perform at The White House on multiple occasions, and was one of the select musical guests who performed for Stevie Wonder at the Kennedy Center Honors when he received his prestigious award. She continues to tour and perform extensively at major concert halls and venues around the world and is currently on an international tour in conjunction with the release of I Remember You. For a complete tour schedule. go to www.dianeschuur.com.last_img

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