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Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Theo Croker Quintet

Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Theo Croker Quintet

October 2, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Tuesday 10/2

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Tuesday 10/2

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Wednesday 10/3

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Wednesday 10/3

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Thursday 10/4

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Thursday 10/4

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Friday 10/5

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Friday 10/5

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Saturday 10/6

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Saturday 10/6

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$40.00 - $50.00

Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Theo Croker Quintet
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, 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 intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz. Signing with Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her CDs), Bridgewater released a series of critically acclaimed titles beginning with Keeping Tradition in 1993. All but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, have received Grammy nominations.

J’ai Deux Amours, Dee Dee Bridgewater’s lush new CD of French love songs, has
been a project in the works for almost ten years. A passionate song cycle that traces the
arc of a love affair (literally and figuratively) and all of the emotions which accompany it, J’ai Deux Amours is a project which for Bridgewater truly emanates from the heart.
All 11 tracks on the record are wonderfully suited to Bridgewater’s magnificent vocal
range, intensity of expression and keen wit, and reflect a varied period of time in the history of French music. Universal Music Group will release J’ai Deux Amours February 7th internationally, with a U.S. release planned for late spring. A world tour
will commence in February.

The concept for J’ai Deux Amours began in the mid-nineties when Bridgewater was
living full-time in Paris. “My time in France was (and continues to be) a period of healing, growth as a woman and an artist, and a discovery of the rest of the world,” says
Bridgewater. “As I began researching songs and finding the corresponding sheet music, an obvious story began unfolding reflective of both my personal life as well as my love for the country and people of France.”

All of the songs on J’ai Deux Amours are of French origin with the exception of “Girl Talk,” and most have been hit songs in their English versions. “J’ai Deux Amours” and
“La Vie en Rose” were obvious choices as they symbolize Paris – the first being associated with legendary chanteuse and Black American female icon Josephine Baker; the second with Edith Piaf whom Bridgewater greatly admires as well. “La Belle
Vie/The Good Life” is a nod to composer Sacha Distel (who passed away this past July) as well as to Betty Carter, a major influence on Bridgewater who performed the song regularly as part of her set. “Dansez Sur Moi,” the French version of “Girl Talk,” was written and performed by French singer/poet/artist Claude Nougaro, whom Bridgewater performed on television with in the 90’s and who also passed away in 2004. “Avec le
Temps,” composed by Leo Ferre, has never been recorded in English, although it is a classic in French.