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Inspired by Bridgewater's Return to Her Birth City of Memphis and the Exploration of Her Musical Roots and Influences
Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell's historic Royal Studios. Dee Dee's father, a trumpet player affectionately known as "Matt the Platter Cat" was a DJ at WDIA, the top Memphis radio station, and even when the family moved to neighboring Flint, Michigan, the young Dee Dee continued to listen to the great sounds of the Memphis music scene by tuning-in late night from across state lines. And oh what a music scene it was!
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Dee Dee Bridgewater joins Flint choir for 'America the Beautiful' before democratic debate / Detroit Free Press
A Flint choir and jazz singer born in Memphis but raised in Flint performed on CNN ahead of Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate hosted in Detroit's Fox Theatre. The Flint City Wide Choir, a gospel choir with more than 200 members, sang "America the Beautiful" alongside singer Dee Dee Bridgewater just before 7 p.m. Bridgewater followed up with the National Anthem in an official start ...
Dee Dee Bridgewater continues to challenge herself in a career that spans nearly fifty years / BayStateBanner Q&A
Dee Dee Bridgewater performs regularly in Boston, and last month she had a two-night stint at Scullers Jazz Club in Allston. The winner of three Grammy awards and a Tony, Dee Dee continues to challenge herself to the delight of audiences around the globe in a career that spans nearly fifty years. "Memphis, I'm Ready," her most recent recording (2017), is an emotional tribute to the soulful tunes and era ...
'Africa' on St. Louis Public Radio: Jazz Unlimited
Jazz Unlimited for July 15, 2018 will be "Africa." Jazz and our American culture have roots in Africa. We will explore the meaning of Africa and its musical heritage in America through music played and composed by American and some African jazz musicians. The musicians are Fats Waller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Duke Ellington, Abdullah Ibrahim, the Chris McGregor Brotherhood of Breath, Dr. L...
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Memphis. Yes, I'm Ready, is an album the Asbury Park Press latched onto in 2017
2017 was a good year for blues and blues-rock, as new independent labels cropped up, new festivals came online and others more firmly established themselves all over the U.S. and Canada. Far from dying, blues music is alive and flourishing in dozens of cities East and West of the Mississippi, and certainly all across Canada, where they have government funding to encourage artists and the arts.  ...
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Memphis. Yes, I'm Ready gets #5 vocal spot in 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll
Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell's historic Royal Studios. Dee Dee's father, a trumpet player affectionately known as "Matt the ...
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Memphis ... Yes I'm Ready makes Nov. DownBeat critics 'Hot Box'
Inspired by Bridgewater's Return to Her Birth City of Memphis and the Exploration of Her Musical Roots and Influences Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Pr...
Dee Dee Bridgewater explores Her Memphis roots with 'Hound Dog' / NPR
Denise Eileen Garrett was only 3 years old when her family moved to Flint, Mich., from Memphis, Tenn. This was long before she became Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz-vocal superhero - to say nothing of a mother, a Tony- and Grammy-winner or an NEA Jazz Master. But Memphis left an impression on the little girl, subtle but persistent, somewhere in her psyche. Bridgewater, 67, has been revisiting Memphis in r...
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free / NPR: Jazz Night In America
When Dee Dee Bridgewater learned that she would become a 2017 NEA Jazz Master, a succession of thoughts and feelings flooded her mind. The news came as a total shock, as she tells it: "It was so far out of my orbit and just my whole sphere of thinking," she said in a conversation at NPR this spring, hours before she formally received her award. She's 66 - far from retirement age in jazz, and on t...
Dee Dee Bridgewater named 2017 NEA - Jazz Masters Fellow
Renowned jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater has received the Nation's highest jazz honor - she will be named one of the 2017 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Fellows along with honorees Ira Gitler, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman and Dr. Lonnie Smith. These five individuals are recognized for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Br...
John Scofield & Dee Dee Bridgewater / KMUW: Featured New Releases
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