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Markham Jazz Festival Newsletter
July 09, 2018

2018 TD Markham Jazz Festival announces five-time Grammy winner and world-renowned headliner for Saturday night, August 18!


Among more than 30 free concerts on three stages and along Main Street from Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19, we could not be more proud to present jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater as our Saturday night headliner!
 
She performs from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. on the Pfaff Town+Country BMW Stage at Unionville’s iconic Millennium Bandstand.

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Over 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.
 
The three-time Grammy-winner recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. Bridgewater has performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie.
 
She has also had a stellar career in such theatrical musicals as “The Wiz,” “Lady Day” and “Cabaret”. She recently received a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellows Award at the Kennedy Centre.
 
We are thrilled to welcome Dee Dee to the TD Markham Jazz Festival!
www.deedeebridgewater.com

Check out the full roster of artists playing at the Millennium Bandstand on Saturday, August 18. Come and join us for an incredible day and evening of music!

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: The Willows
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Adrean Farrugia + Brad Goode
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: The Tiki Collective
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Ian Hendrickson-Smith with Morgan Childs' Soul Jazz Revue
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Dee Dee Bridgewater
The TD Markham Jazz Festival is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to enrich cultural life in the region by bringing emerging and established jazz artists to Markham for all to enjoy. Established in 1998, the festival draws more than 25,000 residents and visitors to the streets of Unionville during the third weekend in August. Local and international artists deliver over 30 open-air performances during the weekend as well as in selected “hot spots” and at a ticketed opening-night concert. During the year, the festival hosts “Hot Spot Concerts” at selected venues in Markham. TD Canada Trust became its title sponsor in 2014.
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(416) 200-4306 or linda.briggs1@rogers.com
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