UC Irvine Today
Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Memphis Soulphony
Over the course of a career spanning four decades, three-time 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 bold leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the intrepid pioneer and keeper of tradition, Bridgewater has performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. In her stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, she honors the city and her roots with such classics as B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone," Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness," and "Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)" by The Staple Singers.
Thursday, March 14 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA