Leslie Odom, Jr. with Dee Dee Bridgewater and DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Leslie Odom, Jr. earned a 2016 Tony Award for his role as Aaron Burr in the blockbuster Broadway hit musical Hamilton. He is also a Grammy Award-winning principal soloist on Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), which won the 2016 award for Best Musical Theater Album.
His debut solo album — the self-titled Leslie Odom, Jr. — climbed to the top of the jazz charts following its June 2016 release. On the small screen, Odom, Jr. is best-known for his portrayal of ‘Sam Strickland’ in the NBC musical series, “Smash,” and his recurring role as ‘Reverend Curtis Scott’ on “Law & Order: SVU.”
Dee Dee Bridgewater stands as a jazz giant after a four-decade career that includes three Grammy Awards. Her talent carried over to theater where she won a 1975 Tony Award for her role as Glinda in The Wiz — one of her many on-stage credits.
Bridgewater will perform her eagerly anticipated album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready. The album sounds and feels like Memphis, but also sounds and feels as only a Bridgewater album can, imbibed with her own fierce passion, originality and incredibly dynamic take on the tracks.
DIVA Jazz Orchestra is an ensemble of 15 powerful and versatile women who perform all over the world playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz. Audiences can expect to hear high-energy performances packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity and fun. This year, the group is celebrating their 25 anniversary with a new album released in March.
Thursday, June 28 at 7:30pm
KeyBank State Theatre 1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115