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Jazz great Diane Schuur takes the stage at Northshore PAC

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Diane Schuur
Courtesy photo Diane Schuur
Two-time Grammy Award winner and one of contemporary jazz’s leading vocalist/pianists, Diane Schuur brings her distinctive jazz styling to the Northshore Performing Arts Center. Schuur and her band will perform in concert Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m.

A longtime disciple of Dinah Washington and other legendary jazz singers of the ’40s and ’50s, Schuur has built a stellar career by embracing not only the jazz of her parents’ generation, but also the pop music of her own youth during the late 1950s and ’60s.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, in December 1953, Schuur grew up in nearby Auburn where her father was a police captain. Nicknamed Deedles at a young age, Schuur discovered the world of jazz via her father, a piano player, and her mother, who kept a formidable collection of Duke Ellington and Dinah Washington records in the house.

In a recording career that spans nearly three decades  and includes two Grammy Awards and three Grammy nominations, Schuur’s music has explored nearly every corner of the 20th century American musical landscape.

In her latest CD release The Gathering, Schuur turns a corner into a brand new lane, infusing her jazz sensibilities into 10 country-brewed tunes from such seminal songwriters as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Hank Cochran, Kris Kristofferson, Roger Miller and others.

Ticket prices for this special event are Adults/$45, Seniors/$40, and Youth under 17 yrs/$25. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacf.org or by calling (425) 984-2471.

Tickets are also on sale for other upcoming events in NPACF’s 2011-2012 season.

• THE NUTCRACKER

Emerald Ballet Theatre with Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra, Saturday and Sunday matinees, December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 2 p.m. Holiday magic with Clara and her Nutcracker prince! Adults $30 - Seniors $25 - Youth under 17 $15

• THE BROTHERS FOUR HOLIDAY CONCERT

Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m., Holiday, folk, and love songs round out a fabulous repertoire of acoustic tunes, old and new. Adults $30 - Seniors $25 - Youth under 17 $15

•   LATE NITE CATECHISM 3 ’TIL DEATH DO US PART

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. Sister is now offering up hilarious interactive lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites.

Adults $35 - Seniors $30 - Youth under 17 $15

• CLORIS LEACHMAN A ONE-WOMAN SHOW

Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 pm

Cloris’ one-woman show draws from the magical moments in her professional and personal careers.

Adults $50 - Seniors $45 - Youth under 17 $25

•THE CAPITOL STEPS  ELECTION YEAR 2012

Friday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. Celebrate the election year with music and political satire by The Capitol Steps.

Adults $40 - Seniors $35 - Youth under 17 $25

The Northshore Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 600-seat theatre located on the Bothell High School campus (18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell).

The Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation was established by Northshore-area residents (Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Woodinville) and dedicated to a cultural center for performing arts and engaging children in global, creative, educational programs.

NPACF is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Visit www.npacf.org for the season schedule.

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