DESCRIPTION Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Colony Theater
Friday, January 4 at 8
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Box Office (305) 674-1040. Tickets $40-50-60 at colonymb.org and (800) 211-1414
Power Access Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for people with disabilities, is proud to announce the Third Annual South Beach Jazz Festival, January 4 – 6, 2019. The festival, which attracts audiences worldwide to trendy South Beach, FL, will feature an extraordinary three-day line-up of award-winning jazz artists performing in three ticketed and seven free performances. Production for the festival is by Miami-based KCC Productions.
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): ToBillie 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 withKeeping Tradition in 1993. All but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, have received Grammy nominations.
The 3rd Annual South Beach Jazz Festival is sponsored by: Miami Beach, Lincoln Road, Miami-Dade County, Regal Entertainment Group, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Outfront Media, Jameck Development Inc. Aira, Miamiartzine.com, Miami Beach Community Church, Steinway & Sons, Ransome Multimedia, The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, SouthBeachGroup.com (boutique hotels) Adam Moldif, Michael Schwarzberg, the Charles and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, The Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners and JAZZIZ Magazine.