“Bill Charlap is masterful. His stylistic range encompasses rollicking stride piano, bebop virtuosity and harmonically opulent modernism.” — The New York Times
“[Dee Dee Bridgewater] has a technique and musicality that bests most performers of her generation.” — The Guardian (UK)
When the extraordinary, multifaceted jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and masterful jazz pianist Bill Charlap come together on stage expect the inimitable musical chemistry borne of opposites attracting.
Acclaimed for his interpretations of the American popular songbook as well as his vast stylistic range, Charlap delivers the effortless underpinnings to Dee Dee Bridgewater’s exuberant passion and fearless exploration. Together they craft daring, spontaneous, performances of captivating musical storytelling.
Experience the convergence of these incomparable jazz talents, as they deliver virtuosic interpretations of Ellington, Porter, Sondheim, Legrand, Simon, and others across the musical spectrum, ranging from intimate ballads to soulful grooves.
Join us on the Royce Terrace before Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap for a set by UCLA student jazz ensemble Ursa Major.
Funds provided by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance.
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