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Dee Dee Bridgewater & the Memphis Soulphony – 7:00 PM
The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater‘s stunning new album, Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell’s historic Royal Studios. Bridgewater’s father, a trumpet player also affectionately known as “Matt the Platter Cat” was a DJ at WDIA, the top Memphis radio station. Even when the family moved to Flint, Michigan, as a young girl Bridgewater would listen to the great sounds of the Memphis music scene by tuning-in late night from across state lines. Said Bridgewater, “I want to honor this city, Memphis, which we call Soulsville, which has brought so much joy to so many people around the world. It has always been a part of me and the proof is the more I come back, the more at home I feel and the more logical it begins to feel that eventually I will move back here. Much of my heart and soul are here.”
$52.50/Advance $57.75/Door | All Ages
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
Doors & Dinner Beginning at 5:30 PM
Sponsored by Jazz Divas