Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony

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Mar 15 Fri
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Mar 15 Fri
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony9:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Mar 16 Sat
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Mar 16 Sat
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony9:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Mar 17 Sun
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Mar 17 Sun
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony8:30 PM
Blue Note Napa

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner most recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70’s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. She began self-producing in 1993 and created DDB records in 2006. Including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella – all releases, but one, have received Grammy nominations.

She also pursued a parallel career in musical theater, winning a Tony Award for her role as “Glinda” in The Wiz in 1975 and recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day for which she received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

As a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), she continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global grassroots projects in the fight against world hunger. She is currently on tour worldwide in support of “Memphis,” her new CD.

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.

All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.

“Sapphire” Booth Seating:

Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only sold as four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)

“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:

Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated  (Seating is light blue on map)

Standard Side Table Seating:

Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ may sit at bar):

Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).

A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.

Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.

Dinner Menu available in all seating areas

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Vocalist Dee Bridgewater is a GRAMMY and Tony Award-winning jazz giant who was recently named a 2017 NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor for a jazz musician. Bridgewater is a dynamic performer who commands the stage with rhythmic excitement, engaging the audience with song and a terrific sense of humor. She is the consummate jazz artist and entertainer.

Bridgewater received two GRAMMY Awards for her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, and another one for her Billie Holiday tribute, Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. She also holds a Tony Award for her Broadway portrayal of “Glinda" in the The Wiz.

Bridgewater’s acclaimed recordings showcase her unique spin on the Great American Songbook. They also demonstrate her ability to explore various other genres, re-imagining them in a jazz context that is pure Bridgewater. Examples include Love And Peace, her tribute to the great jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver; Red Earth, an exploration of her own African roots in Mali; This Is New, a collection of Kurt Weill theatre songs; and J’Ai Deux Amours, an album of French songs in dedication to the country where she lived for several years. Her latest album, Dee Dee’s Feathers, pays homage to the city of New Orleans and its music.

Bridgewater gained her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, and throughout the ‘70s she performed with such jazz luminaries as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. In addition to her appearance in The Wiz, she starred in the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day. Her other theatrical credits include Sophisticated Ladies, Carmen and Cabaret. Bridgewater is also widely known around the U.S. for her more than ten years as host of NPR’s award-winning JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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