10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY RESIDENCY
DEC 15 - JAN 4
MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR Feat.
TERENCE BLANCHARD, RAVI COLTRANE &
GERALD CLAYTON TRIO
IN CROWD 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO
+ LARRY CORYELL / VIC JURIS DUO
w/ NICOLE HENRY
w/ RACHELLE FERRELL
KERMIT RUFFINS & THE BBQ SWINGERS
FAT TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS WEEK CELEBRATION
RON CARTER QUARTET
ROY HAYNES 90TH BIRTHDAY
FEAT. CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, ROY HARGROVE,
SAVION GLOVER & MORE
5TH ANNUAL JAMES MOODY
SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEWARK YOUTH
FEAT. JAMES CARTER, JON FADDIS,
WALLACE RONEY, NAJEE, RUSSELL MALONE,
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, JIMMY HEATH,
RANDY BRECKER & MORE
DONALD HARRISON FEAT.
LEO NOCENTELLI (The Meters),
FRED WESLEY (James Brown),
CHRISTIAN SCOTT & MORE
ODEAN POPE SAX CHOIR
W/ JAMES CARTER & RAVI COLTRANE
DAVE HOLLAND & PRISM
|DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner recently won the 2011 GRAMMY® for Best Jazz Vocal Album for ELEANORA FAGAN (1915-1959): TO BILLIE WITH LOVE FROM DEE DEE. Bridgewater's career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70's she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to jazz. Signing with the Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her CDs), Bridgewater released a series of critically acclaimed titles beginning with Keeping Tradition in 1993. All but one, including her wildly successful double GRAMMY® Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella - have received GRAMMY® nominations.
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Vocals
Theo Croker - Trumpet
Michael King - Piano
Eric Wheeler - Bass
Kassa Overall - Drums
Bridgewater also pursued a parallel career in musical theater, winning a Tony Award for her role as "Glinda" in The Wiz in 1975. Her other theatrical credits include Sophisticated Ladies, Black Ballad, Carmen, Cabaret and the West End Production of Lady Day, for which Bridgewater received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She is currently starring in the lead role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at the Little Schubert Theater in New York City.
As a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bridgewater continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global grassroots projects in the fight against world hunger. She is also in her 11th year of hosting NPR's award-winning weekly syndicated show, JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater (WBGO).