SJ Jazz Winterfest
Dee Dee Bridgewater
SJSU Jazz Orchestra
Grammy Award- and Tony Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is coming to the Hammer Theatre for the San José Jazz Winter Fest. Her performance will be accompanied by live music from the San José State University Jazz Orchestra.
Over the course of her four-decade career, Bridgewater has won the Grammy three times with a series of critically acclaimed albums, which all but one have received Grammy nominations. She has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards and re-envisioning jazz classics.
Bridgewater’s other accomplishments include winning a Tony Award for her role as Glinda in The Wiz in 1975 and receiving the Laurence Olivier Nomination for her lead role as Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway Lady Day. In addition, she has recorded tracks with Ray Charles and performed with other jazz notables such as Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, and Dizzy Gillespie.
Join us at the Hammer and listen to Dee Dee Bridgewater as she performs songs spanning the course of her acclaimed career.
Date(s) - 02/18/2018