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Founders Circle members and their guests are also invited to a special performance with multi-Grammy award-winning jazz musician Diane “Deedles” Schuur on Friday, July 28th. Join us at 5PM for a cocktail at the new Beth & Cappy Rothman Bar and enjoy a preview of BANDALOOP’s performance from inside the waterfront conference center. Following the cocktail hour, enjoy an exclusive extended performance with Diane Schuur kicking off her 70th birthday tour.

Two-time Grammy winner Diane Schuur first performed professionally at age 10 in Tacoma, Washington, the celebrated vocalist/pianist’s hometown. A prodigy since toddlerhood-–when she sang in perfect pitch, the legendary Dinah Washington’s signature tune, “What a Difference a Day Makes” — Schuur set about developing her own rich, resonant vocal style.

Throughout her storied career, Schuur has collaborated with many renowned artists and producers, exploring every corner of the American musical landscape through her studio sessions and concert performances. Surveying the far-reaching journey that’s brought her to stages around the globe, Schuur has hand-picked songs from her vast catalog to present a lyrical biography, spotlighting both her music and memories from a creative, visionary life.

From her early years of finding her voice, to collaborations with jazz, blues, and country giants including Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Stan Getz, B.B. King, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Vince Gill (to name but a few), the artist shares the music and the moments. Diane Schuur at 70 will include blues, straight-ahead jazz, a slice of gospel, and a few tunes that defy categorization, fashioning a musical blueprint of her current place in time.

“Schuur is playfully salty and intimate throughout Running on Faith” A.D. Amorosi / JazzTimes Magazine

“A marvelously mature, swinging after hours record where Schuur takes the wheel with Ernie Watts at her side, this is as close to a civil rights jazz record as a white girl can come.” Chris Spector / Midwest Record

“Schuur digs deep on songs as close to her as skin…Deedles continues to be a force of nature in jazz. A very welcome one.” C. Michael Bailey / All About Jazz



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