Dee Dee Bridgewater To Join Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing
Triple Grammy Award Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will co-headline Queen Mary 2’s third Blue Note jazz-themed transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton.
Bridgewater joins booming baritone Gregory Porter on the 7- night transatlantic crossing on October 25, 2016. Widely celebrated for her depth of artistry across mediums, Bridgewater will perform three intimate shows in The Royal Court Theatre as well as a Q&A session on board Queen Mary 2.
Bridgewater’s career began with her phenomenal debut in New York City in 1970 as the lead vocalist for the band led by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, one of the premier jazz orchestras of the day. Bridgewater marked an early career in concerts and recordings with musical giants including Dizzy Gillespie, before beginning a career on Broadway, where she won a Tony Award for her role as Glinda the Good Witch in The Wiz. Her time on Broadway led to work in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, and beyond. In London’s West End, she garnered the coveted “Laurence Olivier” Award nomination as Best Actress for her tour de force portrayal of jazz legend Billie Holiday in Stephen Stahl’s Lady Day.
Fares for this voyage start from £1599 per person for a Deluxe Balcony stateroom. Queen Mary 2 will leave New York City on October 25, 2016, and spend 6 days at sea before arriving in Southampton.
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Cunard ’s Blue Note Jazz at Sea themed voyages launched this year and proved to be very popular. In October 2015, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Gregory Porter performed onboard Queen Mary 2 as part of Cunard Line’s first-ever Blue Note jazz-themed cruise. Porter, who signed with Blue Note Records in 2013, embarked on the 29 October cruise with fellow Blue Note musicians. They included Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and record producer Robert Glasper, acclaimed trumpet player Keyon Harrold, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Kendrick Scott.
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