Jazz Musician of the Day: Diane Schuur


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All About Jazz is celebrating Diane Schuur's birthday today!

Nicknamed “Deedles" as a child (her mother\'s endearment), Tacoma-born Schuur grew up steeped in traditional American jazz, courtesy of both parents: David Schuur was a local police captain and amateur pianist, and Joanie Schuur kept a formidable collection of Duke Ellington and Dinah Washington albums in their suburban-Seattle home. Not surprisingly, Dinah Washington is often listed as Schuur\'s major vocal influence... Read more.

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