Wikipedia : This day (December 10, 1953), in Tacoma, Washington, is born Diane Schuur (nicknamed ‘Deedles’), an American jazz singer and pianist.
Official Website : She was still a toddler when she learned to sing the Dinah Washington signature song, “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Armed with the rare gift of perfect pitch, Schuur taught herself piano by ear and developed a rich, resonant vocal style…
@allmusic : The turning point in her career occurred when she sang Amazing Grace at the 1979 Monterey Jazz Festival, greatly impressing Stan Getz. After Getz featured her singing at a televised concert from the White House in 1982,..
@last.fm : While still a student at the Washington State School for the Blind, a 16-year-old Schuur was performing original material and wowing audiences with her playful and distinctive voice….