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Kennedy Center Jazz Presents: A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln at Merriam Theater


Merriam Theater
260 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 893-1999


Fri, May 5, 2017
8:00 pm

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Born in Chicago in 1930, Abbey Lincoln was raised in rural Michigan and went to a one-room school. Toward the end of her life, Lincoln asked her friend Dee Dee Bridgewater to help keep the Abbey Lincoln songbook alive. On May 20, 2011, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., with Dianne Reeves, Bridgewater began to fulfill her promise. This is a remounted version of that performance, redesigned as a touring piece, featuring Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

Taylor Pijanowski uploaded this event on July 11, 2016