Dee Dee Bridgewater
+ Bill Laurance
Saturday 20 May 8pm
© Mark Higashino
A fantastic live performer, Dee Dee Bridgewater is one of today’s leading female jazz vocal stars. Putting her own unique spin on standards as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics, Dee Dee Bridgewater has had a multifaceted career that has spanned over four decades. Dee Dee will be performing songs from her forthcoming album Memphis; this album is not only a return to Bridgewater's roots, but it offers ground-breaking reimagining of American blues and R&B classics.
A Grammy and Tony Award-winning artist, producer and UN Ambassador, Dee Dee Bridgewater is probably the most electrifying stage presence in vocal jazz today, and counts Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie and Dexter Gordon among her list of past collaborators.
‘Dee Dee Bridgewater has a technique and musicality that bests most performers of her generation’ The Guardian - click here to read the full review
Bill Laurance is a two time Grammy Award winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, who blew us away at the Festival in 2014.
Bill has worked as a professional musician since he was 14 and has collaborated with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Lalah Hathaway, Laura Mvula and many more. Bill opens the night with a rare solo performance.
Performance runs: c. 2 hrs 20 mins (including interval)