Born: December 10, 1953
Diane Schuur, who has often been on the periphery of jazz, has the potential to be an important jazz singer although she still includes a large dose of pop tunes in her repertoire. Early in her career she had the tendency to screech in her upper register, but with maturity that flaw has largely disappeared and she has become a very impressive singer. Blinded at birth due to a hospital accident, Schuur (who would later be nicknamed Deedles) imitated singers as a child.
She had her first gig at a Holiday Inn when just ten and originally sang country music. The turning point in her career occurred when she sang Amazing Grace at the 1979 Monterey Jazz Festival, greatly impressing Stan Getz...
Diane Schuur: I Remember You (With Love to Stan and Frank)Jazzheads
The GatheringNot On Label (Diane French Self-released)
Some Other TimeHeads Up International
Live in LondonGR2 Classics
Schuur FireNot On Label (Diane French Self-released)
MidnightConcord Music Group
Swingin' For SchuurNot On Label (Diane French Self-released)
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