November 2018 08
Thursday7:00 PMVail Series presents: Dee Dee Bridgewater
The Vail Series welcomes jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater in concert. 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.
The three-time Grammy-winner most recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.” She also won a Tony Award for her role as Glinda in “The Wiz” in 1975, and for her lead role as Billie Holiday in the Off-Broadway and West End Productions of “Lady Day,” she received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Ms. Bridgewater’s latest release is “MEMPHIS…YES, I’M READY,” with which she returned to her birth city to continue the musical exploration of her roots and influences.
As a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bridgewater continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global grassroots projects in the fight against world hunger.Open to Public: YesAdmission: Tickets are available beginning Oct. 29. Tickets are free to Denison students, faculty, and staff. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public for $15.Get Tickets:Questions?: Marla Krak, 740-587-6787Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023