16 Nov 2014
LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
SE1 8 XX
In a career that stretches back into the 60s, Dee Dee Bridgewater has stood shoulder to shoulder with many of the music’s great figures – Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins are just a few - and has won acclaim worldwide for her interpretation of classic songs from jazz standards, composers from Kurt Weill to French chanson, as well as Lady Day, her heartfelt theatre tribute to Billie Holiday.
An irrepressibly dynamic live performer, she returns to the London concert stage with a retrospective journey through her career – ‘a wonderful storyteller, and a sublimely stirring performer – a night with Dee Dee Bridgewater is a night to remember’ (Jazz Journal)
New York pianist David Berkman and Scottish saxophonist Laura Macdonald are a refreshing and memorable duo playing bewitching tunes from American and European songbooks. Laura is writing a new piece to perform with David Berkman, as part of our 21 Commissions Programme.