For decades the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative has been connecting extraordinary young artists with internationally acclaimed mentors across a spectrum of artistic disciplines. Dianne was selected to be a mentor for the 2023-2024 cycle and selected vocalist Song Yi Jeon as her protégé. In May 2023, at the Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Dianne will perform at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Rolex Arts Initiative for a VIP audience including previous mentors and protégés from the past 20 years.
Also in Washington, D.C., Accompanied by Herbie Hancock, Dianne performed for the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol in April 2023
While in the midst of the Jazz at Lincoln Center tour previously described, Dianne performed at the 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., in which she honored her director in Good Night, and Good Luck — George Clooney. The other honorees were Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania León and U2.
In November and December 2022, Dianne toured the US with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Samara Joy, performing American jazz standard and holiday classics
In September 2022, The Woman King, starring Viola Davis was released and Dianne can be heard singing throughout Terence Blanchard’s soundtrack.
In July 2022, Dianne joined Billie Eilish, Debbie Harry, Seth MacFarlane, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christian McBride and others to celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee.
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