Posts Tagged ‘Dee Dee Bridgewater’

Jazz Setlist, Jan. 31-Feb. 6: The Singers

Friday, Feb. 1
Festival season is a long way off, but there are a few events that remind us of their imminence: the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival, a traveling iteration of Monterey Jazz, stops tonight at the Kennedy Center. That event takes place every September in Monterey, Calif., but its organizers also like to assemble groups of [...]

This Week: The 2011 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

The proudest legacy of the late Dr. Billy Taylor's reign as the Kennedy Center's artistic director for jazz is, by his own account, the annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. "It was the first thing I wanted to do at the Kennedy Center," he told me in a 2009 interview. "When I told [...]

Cecile McLorin Salvant: 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner

(Update 10/5 7:32 AM: It bears mentioning that I missed the first hour of Sunday's semifinal, which included Salvant's performance for that day. My critique of her singing would surely have been affected if I'd seen her perform twice, as I did Wade and Amie. Caveat emptor.)
Two things to remember:
(1) Singing is perhaps the most [...]

Jazz Setlist, January 21-27: Aqui Oh, Ella, and More

Jan. 21
You've probably met that guy—the one who tells you he loves Brazilian music, and busts out the only songs he actually knows: "The Girl from Ipanema," "Corcovado," and a couple of Caetano Veloso numbers. Great tunes, all, but not terribly representative of the huge and deeply rich body of music from Brazil. A [...]