CONTACT: Teresa Vasquez-Romero, (210) 207-8761
San Antonio (January 26, 2022) — Three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Tony Award winner, jazz singer and famed singer Dee Dee Bridgewater brings her well-seasoned artistry to The Carver on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Having reached the upper echelon of singers, Bridgewater put his own unique spin on the standards of jazz music, making fearless leaps of faith to rethink the genre. Not only did she bridge jazz and other forms of music, but she pays homage to her hometown and the rich Memphis music scene that formed her musical roots. In her latest album, Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready, she captured the magic and history of blues, R&B and soul classics. As a result, the album sounds and feels like Memphis as it incorporates its own fierce passion, originality and incredibly dynamic take on jazz.
Bridgewater gained her first personal experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band and throughout the 70s she played with jazz notables such as Max Roach, Rollins, Dexter Gordan and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the world of pop in the 1980s, she moved to Paris and began to turn to jazz again. Signing with Universal Music Group as producer, Bridgewater released a string of critically acclaimed titles, beginning with Keeping Tradition in 1993. An intrepid traveler, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, Bridgewater embodies jazz to a whole other level.
Since becoming a musician, she has also been an activist. She has helped poor children with a free breakfast program and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In 2018, Bridgewater and her daughter/manager Tulani Bridgewater-Kowalski created The Woodshed Network to connect, support, educate and mentor women in jazz.
Tickets can be purchased at the Carver Box Office (210) 207-2234, 226 N. Hackberry or through Ticketmaster.com at (800) 745-3000. The Carver Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and two hours before the curtain goes up. Tickets are $40. For more information, call the Carver Box Office at (210) 207-7211.
It is strongly recommended that all customers and staff wear a mask for entry and whenever away from their seat or not socially distancing. Masks are available on request. We will continue to enforce our safety initiatives including strict cleaning procedures until further notice.