Jazz at Lincoln Center
Grammy and Tony Award-winning superstar Dee Dee Bridgewater takes you through 100 years of jazz song in our season-opening weekend of Singers Over Manhattan. Tonight, she'll be joined by music director/trumpeter Riley Mulherkar and his ensemble; Vuyo Sotashe, finalist of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition; and Brianna Thomas, whom The Wall Street Journal says "may well be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation." Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Iconic singers to be explored include Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan. The band also features Tatum Greenblatt, Mariel Bildsten, Patrick Bartley, Julian Lee, Lucas Pino, Gabe Schnider, Mathis Picard, Russell Hall, and Sammy Miller.