Dee Dee Bridgewater & Christian Sands Trio
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Dee Dee Bridgewater & Christian Sands Trio
Iconic Vocalist

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Christian Sands Trio

JUL 30–AUG 2 | Jazz Luminaries

Jul 30, 2020
Miner Auditorium
ThuJul 30

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7:30 PM

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The GRAMMY and Tony winning vocalist, composer, and 2017 NEA Jazz Master performs with the acclaimed pianist’s trio for this exclusive night.

Since she first gained recognition in the early 1970s with the great Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Bridgewater has thrived wherever she’s landed, from Broadway, where she earned a Tony Award for her work in the original production of The Wiz, to Paris, where she spent more than a decade as France’s greatest champion of jazz. After moving back to the US in 1999 Bridgewater quickly regained visibility at home with a series of brilliant albums, while also hosting NPR’s syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, which ran for a staggering 23 years before its end in 2014. Her most recent O’Keh release, Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready, is a celebration of the Memphis soul and R&B of her youth.

At only 30, pianist and composer Christian Sands is arguably the leading pianist of his generation. Widely known as part of Christian McBride’s hard-swinging Inside Straight band and his current trio, the Connecticut-born Sands made a memorable mark on Inside Straight’s 2013 album People Music and McBride’s acclaimed trio release Out Here, earning the pianist a GRAMMY nomination. He released his spectacular Mack Avenue Records debut with 2017’s Reach, followed by his latest, Facing Dragons.

An ultra-high-wattage performer for whom no stage seems quite big enough.

Chicago Tribune on Dee Dee Bridgewater

An ultra-high-wattage performer for whom no stage seems quite big enough.

Chicago Tribune on Dee Dee Bridgewater

Personnel

Dee Dee Bridgewater vocals
Christian Sands piano
TBA bass
TBA drums

An imaginative composer, a clever arranger and a skillful technician with a fluid style.

DownBeat on Christian Sands

Personnel

Dee Dee Bridgewater vocals
Christian Sands piano
TBA bass
TBA drums

An imaginative composer, a clever arranger and a skillful technician with a fluid style.

DownBeat on Christian Sands

Watch & Listen

Dee Dee Bridgewater

One Fine Thing

Christian Sands

Sangueo Soul

Dee Dee Bridgewater

One Fine Thing

Christian Sands

Sangueo Soul