Event starts Sat, Sep 24 2016 7:00 PM ET
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, Dee Dee returns with a new group, featuring a band led by music director/drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.; the thoughtfully eclectic Theo Bleckmann, who exemplifies the notion of "voice as instrument," and Brooklyn's own internationally rising star Alicia Olatuja, known for navigating jazz traditions with a taste of gospel and R&B. They will perform the socially conscious music of the 1950s through today, featuring the works of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell. The band also features Allyn Johnson, Larry Genadier, and David Rosenthal. Each of these two nights will be a completely unique program, and passionate fans can attend both for a century-spanning, comprehensive experience.