Though only discovered by mainstream audiences after her performance in George Clooney’s 2005 film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” Dianne Reeves has had a long career as a vocalist of contemporary jazz and also world music, a genre she began exploring since she toured with Harry Belafonte during the mid-eighties.
On her latest release, “When You Know” (Blue Note) produced by legendary jazz pianist George Duke, she weaves through very personal renditions of tunes that include the Temptations’ “Just My Imagination,” a beautiful bossa take on Minnie Riperton’s “Loving You” and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s standard “Once I Loved.”
For her upcoming Chicago appearance, she will be doing a selection featuring music written by modern female composers such as Joan Armatrading, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell. Her band will include her longtime music director Peter Martin, Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Reginald Veal (who both played on “When You Know”) and drummer Terreon Gully. (Ernest Barteldes)
April 15 at Symphony Center at Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan, (312)294-3000, 8pm. $45-$169.