Drive Memphis?! Over the course of her four decades-long career, triple Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater has risen to the Olympus of the most renowned female jazz singers. Many critics see her as the legi-time successor of the unique Ella Fitzgerald. But not only on the concert stages, also in the music theater she celebrated great successes. For her performance of Glinda in the musical "The Wiz" she won the Tony Award in 1975. In the Off Broadway production "Lady Day" Bridgewater slipped into the role of Billie Holi-day and was enthusiastically celebrated by the trade press.
Born the daughter of a trumpeter and singer in Memphis, Tennessee, Bridgewater continues her hometown and its music legends with the current album "Memphis... Yes. I'm ready" is an impressive monument. From childhood on, Denise Garrett, as her real name suggests, absorbed the sounds of the bubbling scene of this stronghold of jazz. In 2019, Dee Dee Bridgewater returns to the German stages for a few concerts to present her interpretation of the old jazz classics with her own touch, but great love for the original.
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