Each Vocalist Delivers A Unique Set
SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010, AT 7:30 PM
Corporate Sponsor for this Concert is Acura
The exceptional vocal styles of Al Jarreau and Dee Dee Bridgewater grace the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage Sunday, March 21 at 7:30 PM in two solo sets. The first set is Dee Dee Bridgewater’s tribute to Billie Holiday with songs from her new album, Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, where she explores the timeless style and sound of a legendary jazz icon. The second set is Al Jarreau who gives a retrospective of his career from his hits of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s to some of his more contemporary work.
Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style and innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically –acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy’s, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide. Jarreau’s career breakthrough came in 1977 when Warner Bros. Records released Look to the Rainbow, his live double album, which was culled from his first world tour from that same year, and earned the vocalist his first Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Still lighting up the stage, 2009 included tours of Europe, Asia and the United States as well as the release of The Very Best of Al Jarreau: An Excellent Adventure for which Time magazine called him ‘the greatest jazz singer alive.’ After more than thirty years, Jarreau continues to tour extensively worldwide, with his sextet and symphony shows, and is currently in studio working on a new album.
Over the course of her career, Grammy and Tony award-winner, Dee Dee Bridgewater, has paid homage to monumental figures of the music world, recording albums dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald (the Grammy Award-winning Dear Ella, 1997), Horace Silver (Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver, 1995) and Kurt Weill (This Is New, 2002). Instead of playing it safe and recreating her performance in Lady Day, on Eleanora Fagan, Bridgewater reacquaints herself with Billie Holiday, shining a new ray of love on the often misunderstood jazz icon. “I wanted the record to be a collection that would not be like the music of the show,” she says. That philosophy is in keeping with Bridgewater’s approach to all of her projects: “I want to move forward, just as I’ve done with each of my albums. To not go backwards, but progress. Constantly.”
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SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010, at 7:30 PM
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
Corporate Sponsor for this concert is Acura
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