Jazz great Dee Dee Bridgewater coming to the Carver Community Cultural Center in San Antonio
As a stylist, she doesn’t just sing a song. She seems almost to become the song.
“I like very much to tell the story of a song, whatever that story is,” she says.
She’s toured and lived all across the world, winning three Grammys and a Tony along the way. And in the fashion of some artists she admires, puts body and soul into it.
“What I do is I sing with the spirit of improvisation and using a method to improvise called scatting, which is where a vocalist can use their voice to sound like an instrument,” Bridgewater said.
She doesn’t get to Texas often and hasn’t been to San Antonio for many years. This performance at the Carver will be her first. She’s looking forward to connecting with those who come.
“What I try to bring to my performances is my truth, my honesty and my imagination,” she said. “Because this is the moment that I have with an audience. So this is our moment together.”
While Bridgewater has recorded R&B, pop and Broadway tunes, she always moves back to jazz. As to what she’s playing at the Carver, she will perform selections from her dozens of albums, plus covers her fans ask for.
“Billie Holiday. It's a favorite of all audiences. Ella Fitzgerald is a favorite of audiences, so I'll do selections from those repertoire,” Bridgewater said.
She will be accompanied by a three-member band, and those looking for tickets can find them here.