Denver-based singer Dianne Reeves, whose new album shows she's about more than jazz.

(Photo: Courtesy of Dianne Reeves; photo by Jerris Madison)
It makes sense to call Dianne Reeves a jazz singer. After all, Reeves has won four Grammys over the years for Best Jazz Vocal Performance and she's well-known for her vocal improvisation.

But Reeves rejects musical boundaries and that's clear on her new album “Beautiful Life.”

It's her first in five years, and among the 12 tracks are songs by Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Ani DiFranco and Bob Marley.

After growing up in in Denver, Reeves still lives in Denver – well, at least when she isn’t traveling the globe with her longtime touring group.

Reeves will make a rare hometown appearance on January 25 at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver where she'll perform with the Colorado Symphony.