Minnpost Pick: Dee Dee Bridgewater

"one of the greatest singers alive today, and we should see her when we have the chance."

On Tuesday, she sang in Melbourne as part of the International Jazz Day concert streamed live around the world. On Saturday, she’ll bring her Memphis project to the Dakota for one of the last times she’ll perform it. Bridgewater is an artist who conceives ambitious projects, then brings them to full life (some of us will remember “Red Earth,” in which she explored her own African and Malian ancestry). She’ll soon move on from exploring Memphis, the city where she was born, to something else. Digging into blues and soul songs by B.B. King, Booker T. and Otis Redding, Al Green and Bobby (Blue) Bland, she delivers like no one else. Bridgewater is one of the greatest singers alive today, and we should see her when we have the chance. 7 and 9:30 p.m. FMI and tickets ($30-65). Read complete Minnpost article by Pamela Espeland here >>

Saturday at the Dakota: Dee Dee Bridgewater: A Tribute to Stax and Memphis Blues Soul and R&B Classics.

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