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Diane Schuur & Riku Niemi Orchestra at Kulttuuritalo

Posted by Finnish Jazz Federation on October 21, 2023


Sturenkatu 4


Sun, December 10, 2023

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Tickets €59.90 / €49.90
American jazz legend Diane Schuur will perform with the 25-member Riku Niemi Orchestra in Turku on December 9, Helsinki on December 10, and Tampere on December 12. Diane Schuur's tour in Finland has a special touch: Schuur turns 70 on December 10. Her performance at Helsinki's Kulttuuritalo is also her birthday concert.
Born in Tacoma, Washington, USA in 1953, Diane Schuur learned to play the piano by ear as a child and later studied music at the Washington State School for the Blind until the age of 11. Schuur grew up and spent her youth surrounded by jazz influences. Her role models have included Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, Carole King, and Paul Simon, among others. Schuur has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy three more times. She has collaborated with several legendary performers, including the Count Basie Orchestra, B. B. King, Ray Charles, and Jose Feliciano, among others....

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