The legendary Dee Dee Bridgewater comes to the Megaron in Athens as part of her Memphis World Tour, performing jazz, blues and R & B classics. With a 40-year multi-faceted career, Bridgewater is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award-winning stage actress and one of the top jazz performers of our time.
For the first time in Athens she will present songs from her latest album “Memphis, Yes I’m Ready”, a tribute to where she was born. The album is not only a return to her roots but is an exquisite redefinition of American blues & R & B classics.
“These were songs I listened to on the famous Black radio station WDIA, where my own father, Matthew Garrett, was a young on-air DJ with the moniker ‘Matt the Platter Cat.’ I was born in Memphis but my family migrated north to Flint, Michigan, when I was 3 years old. The South has always remained buried inside me, and coming back for this recording project has brought me full circle in my life.” – Dee Dee Bridgewater
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