Diane Schuur is an American jazz singer and pianist. Blinded at birth due to a hospital accident, the talented and effervescent singer, nicknamed "Deedles," has earned the admiration of many of jazz's greatest musicians. Two-time Grammy winner Diane Schuur is considered one of contemporary jazz's leading vocalists. Schuur has headlined many of the world's most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall and The White House and she has toured the world performing with such greats as Stan Getz, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones. Some Other Time includes the timeless song 'Danny Boy'. 13 tracks. Concord Records. 2008.
From the Artist
"This recording is a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of my mother's death," says Schuur, whose mother died at age 31 in January 1967, when the aspiring young vocalist and musician was only 13 years old. "This is a celebration of the music she introduced to me when I was growing up. After enough time goes by, everything your parents ever told you, everything they ever tried to teach you, starts to make sense. You find out how they grew up and how they looked at the world in the context of their generation and their times."