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Dianne Reeves is an American jazz singer, known for her live performances as much as her albums. She is considered one of the most important contemporary jazz singers. She lives in Denver, Colorado. At the age of 16, Reeves was singing at the George Washington High School (Denver) in Denver, in a high school big-band. That same year the band played at a music festival (Convention of the National Association of Jazz Educators). Her band won first place and it was there she met the trumpeter Clark Terry, who became her mentor. A year later Reeves began studying music at the University of Colorado, before she moved in 1976 to Los Angeles. In L.A. her interest in Latin-American music grew. She began experimenting with different kinds of vocal music and finally decided to pursue a career as a singer. She met Eduardo del Barrio, toured with his group "Caldera" and sang in Billy Childs' jazz band "Night Flight". Later she toured with Sergio Mendes. From 1983 until 1986 Reeves toured with Harry Belafonte as a lead singer. This period saw her first experiences with world music. In 1987 Reeves was the first vocalist signed to the reactivated Blue Note/EMI label. Reeves moved back to Denver from Los Angeles in 1992. Reeves sang at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.