‘First lady’ Schuur to perform in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoWorld-renowned jazz diva Diane Schuur, or the “first lady of jazz,” will perform once more in Turkey next month after a long hiatus.
The concert on at the Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall Oct. 19, which will be dedicated to Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz, will feature Schuur’s favorites, as well as new material from her latest album. Schuur, a two-time Grammy winner, will be accompanied by Adam Pache on drums, Ben Wolfe on contrabass and Julian Siegel on saxophone.
The 61-year-old American jazz artist, who lost her vision after labor complications, hit the stages after her first album “Deedles” in 1984. Schuur has toured the world with masters of jazz such as Getz, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.