Dee Dee Bridgewater and Roy Haynes
to Headline 2012 U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival
Presented by Alaska Airlines at Newmark Theatre
RUSH Tickets Available! $15 starting at 10AM on the day of the show
Available exclusively at the PCPA box office at 1111 SW Broadway
For seating in 2nd Balcony only
Photo Credit: Mark Higashino Photo Credit: Carol Friedman
Bridgewater to Pay Tribute to Billie Holiday - Thursday, February 23 at 7pm
Haynes to Make Portland Debut as a Leader - Friday, February 24 at 7pm
Three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform repertoire from her recent GRAMMY® Award winning project, in a program titled "To Billie with Love: A Celebration of Lady Day" paying homage to Billie Holiday on Thursday, February 23 at 7pm at the Newmark Theatre. Bridgewater has been a torchbearer for female vocalists in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan for the past 40 years. The former Tony® Award winner, awarded for her role in The Wiz on Broadway, will be joined by pianist and music director Edsel Gomez, saxophonist Craig Handy, bassist Kenny Davis, and drummer Lewis Nash.
Holiday's influence as a jazz icon looms large, and in the case of NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes there is a direct historical link. Haynes, now 86, joined Lester Young's band in 1947, and that year Billie performed with them in New York, and in 1959, the indefatigable Haynes played on Holiday's last show. Haynes will make his much anticipated and long overdue Portland debut as a leader with his Fountain of Youth band, which he has led for the better half of the last decade, on Friday, February 24 at 7pm at the Newmark Theatre.
Newmark Theatre & PCPA Box Office
1111 SW Broadway (at Main Street)
Walk up sales only, 10AM - 5PM
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