Dee Dee Bridgewater Brings Classic Soul from Memphis to Montalvo

Dee Dee Bridgewater's latest album harkens back to her hometown of Memphis.

Dee Dee Bridgewater's latest album harkens back to her hometown of Memphis.

Dee Dee Bridgewater is reminding us at 67 years of age why she’s such a great artist — stretching beyond familiar territory in jazz to dig into classic soul from Memphis, her hometown. She covers Bobby Bland, Al Green and Ann Peebles, among others, on Memphis … Yes I’m Ready. Fun fact: Bridgewater recorded this latest entirely with musicians from the city. NPR fans will also recall her fine work on NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. She performs March 8, 2018, at Montalvo Arts Center; details here.

Catch a sneak peak of Memphis as performed in Italy last May:

Dee Dee Bridgewater Brings Classic Soul from Memphis to Montalvo 20 December,2017Rachael Myrow

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Rachael Myrow

Rachael Myrow is KQED’s Silicon Valley Arts Reporter, covering arts, culture and technology in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. She regularly files stories for NPR and the KQED podcast Bay Curious, and guest hosts KQED’s Forum.

Her passion for public radio was born as an undergrad at the University of California at Berkeley, writing movie reviews for KALX-FM. After finishing one degree in English, she got another in journalism, landed a job at Marketplace in Los Angeles, and another at KPCC, before returning to the Bay Area to work at KQED.

She spent more than seven years hosting The California Report, and over the years has won a Peabody and three Edward R. Murrow Awards (one for covering the MTA Strike, her first assignment as a full-time reporter in 2000 as well as numerous other honors including from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the LA Press Club.
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