April 23, 2012. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
Congratulations, Dee Dee! Getting an award in New York tonight!!27th ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALAHONORS KAYE BALLARD, DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, MELISSA MANCHESTER, AND WARREN VACHERITA GARDNER, JOYCE BREACH, AARON WEINSTEIN AMONG OTHER WINNERS IN CEREMONY AT GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB ON MON., APRIL 23
(NEW YORK CITY, March 7, 2012) The legendary singer, actress and comedienne Kaye Ballard, the Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, songwriter and performer Melissa Manchester, and the renowned jazz trumpeter and cornetist Warren Vaché will be the special honorees of the 2012 Bistro Awards on Monday, April 23 at 6:30pm. Taking place at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th & 8th avenues), the 27th Annual Bistro Awards gala, which celebrates outstanding achievement in New York cabaret and jazz, will also recognize 22 other artists and shows.And congratulations to the Miami pianist Martin Bejerano, composer of the Potential Energy Suite for his trio with Edward Perez and Ludwig Afonso. Bejerano was one of nine chosen from a field of 120 applicants. Hear it Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30pm on JazzSet. Click below for a 30-second taste. Click here to listen online.
The Potential Energy Suite has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Development program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. We bookend it between two pieces from Roy Haynes's Fountain of Youth Band, in which pianist Martin Bejerano is a charter member.
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