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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater
@ the Cadogan Hall
16 November 2017

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Biography

This year’s sixth annual Jazz festival 8 -11 May attracted many thousands of Jazz fans and music aficionados worldwide. Over the following four days the already scorching St. Lucia heat would intensify within the many indoor and open-air venues.

In 1970 Dee Dee Bridgewater met her long time idol Horace Silver. She had been obsessed with thoughts of singing with him from the age of 15 after hearing “Song For My father”. Silver at the time felt that Bridgewater was not quite ready.

Bridgewater continued her quest for acknowledgement. She gained valuable experience performing alongside Jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Mel Lewis, Dexter Gordon and Stanley Clarke.

Bridgewater has also been busy in the theatre with an award-winning career spanning 20 years. Starting with her debut in The Wiz in 1974, she then progressed to Sophisticated Ladies and Carmen Jazz. In fact Bridgewater became the first black actress to play the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret, which was performed at the Mogador Theatre in Paris.

Bridgewater continued her recording career throughout her successful theatre years. She recorded her self-titled soul/pop album in 1980. “Precious Thing” was recorded with Ray Charles on the album “Victim Of Love”, 1989. “Dee Dee Bridgewater Live In Paris” 1990 and in 1993 ‘the album Keeping Tradition, which together with her Live in Paris offering produced her second Grammy nomination.

Bridgwater finally received acknowledgement and adulation from Horace Silver in 1996. He contributed lyrically and performs on her "Love And Peace" album released this year (1997).

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Recommended
Listening

 

Red Earth Live at Yoshi's This  Is New J'ai Deux Amours
Bad For Me dear Ella Keeping Tradition Victim of Lov
A tribute to Horace Silver Live in Paris Dee Dee Bridgewater

 

Further
Recommended
Viewing

Click Dee Dee Bridgewater's image below to see her @ Jazz Voice, 2014,
or the Barbican Centre, 2008 & St. Lucia Jazz Festival 1997...

Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Jazz Voice, 2014 (click to go to this page) Dee Dee Bridgewater @ the Barbican Centre & St. Lucia Jazz Festival (click to go to this page)

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