Spotlight: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Performing March 4

February 18, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater is one of the 10 past Bistro Award winners who will be performing at the 30th annual gala March 4th.

A New York fixture on the jazz scene since 1970, Dee Dee Bridgewater is a consummate and versatile artist who has racked up awards — a Tony Award as best featured actress in a musical for The Wiz, three Grammy® Awards (2011‘s Best Jazz Vocal Album for “Eleanora Fagan: To Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater”, 1998’s Best Jazz Vocal Performance and Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal for “Cottontail” – Slide Hampton, arranger – “Dear Ella “), and France’s 1998 top honor Victoire de la Musique (Best Jazz Vocal Album)…and a 2012 Bistro Award.

Stay tuned each day as we highlight the performers.


About the Author

Sherry Eaker has been the producer of the annual Bistro Awards since the awards’ inception in 1985. She is the former editor of "Back Stage" and, during her 30-year run, produced panel discussions and workshop events on an ongoing basis, including the programming for Back Stage’s annual Actorfest. She compiled and edited four editions of the "Back Stage Handbook for Performing Artists," and compiled and edited "The Cabaret Artists Handbook." She is a member of the National Theatre Conference and the American Theatre Critics Association (and produced eight of ATCA’s New York weekend conferences). She is an advisor to the boards of both the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.