|Dee Dee Bridgewater at Jazz Voice, EFG London Jazz Festival 2014|
Photo credit: Paul Wood
Paul Wood, in the photo above, and Geoff Winston in the sketch below, have both caught the astonishingly youthful energy and verve which Dee Dee Bridgewater
brought to the opening night of the EFG London Jazz Festival. She performed in both halves of Jazz Voice at the Barbican,(singing Lonely Woman), being interviewed in the interval between the two by Sara Mohr-Pietsch for radio and live-stream TV. She then hot-footed it over to Ronnie Scott’s for another live interview with Jez Nelson from the stage of the club, and a rousing set with a feisty young band led by trumpeter/arranger/producer Theo Croker, which brought Jazz on 3’s four-part night from Ronnie Scott’s to conclude on a high.
|Dee Dee Bridgewater at Ronnie Scott’s,November 2014|
Drawing by Geoff Winston