In 1987, Reeves made her studio debut with a star-studded cast including Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke and George Duke. From the start, she demonstrated her stylistic flexibility on driving funk grooves and perennial jazz standards. Over the course of her studio career, Reeves has earned five Grammys, including three consecutive Best Jazz Vocal Performance awards.
Reeves is also an electrifying live performer. Equally at home in front of a quartet or an orchestra, she has shared the stage with legends Stanley Turrentine and Lenny White, as well as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.
The first woman to receive the Jazz Legends Award at the 2018 Monterey Jazz Festival, Reeves is sure to inspire generations of rising female jazz artists to follow. Her latest album Beautiful Life features Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, and Lalah Hathaway interpreting Reeves’ hits like “I Want You” and “Waiting in Vain.” As she returns to the Summer Fest stage, Reeves’ signature mixture of R&B and jazz will celebrate all the festival has become.