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Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Memphis Soulphony: Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Tony and triple Grammy Award-winning jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater in her Wallis debut with a tribute to the rich R&B tradition of Memphis – the city of her birth – on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 pm, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater. The NEA Jazz Master and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, joined by the Memphis Soulphony, returns to her roots to bring the sultry Memphis sound to Los Angeles with Memphis…Yes I’m Ready, based on her acclaimed album of the same title recorded at Memphis’ famed Royal Studios in 2016.

Bridgewater, who “spills with theatrics and sensuality” (The New York Times), proudly proclaims, “I made this record for me,” adding, “These were songs I listened to on the famous Black radio station WDIA, where my own father, Matthew Garrett, was a young on-air DJ. I was born in Memphis, and although my family migrated north to Flint, Michigan, when I was 3 years old, the South has always remained buried inside me. Coming back for this recording project has brought me full circle in my life.”

According to The Wallis’ Artistic Director Paul Crewes, “We’re thrilled to bring Dee Dee Bridgewater to The Wallis for the first time as she pays tribute to the greats who define the Memphis sound, with covers of hits by artists including BB King, Otis Redding and Al Green, to name a few.”

Tickets, $25-$55, are on sale now and, available at TheWallis.org/Bridgewater. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit: TheWallis.org/Bridgewater.


Saturday, March 23, 2019



The Wallis
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210