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Rubin Performs Tadd Dameron’s Works

Vocalist Vanessa Rubin will pay homage to unsung composer and arranger Tadd Dameron in the world-premiere concert Sing Dameron! The Tadd Dameron Vocal Legacy at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center on Feb. 25 and 26. Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, and Willie Smith will lend their arranging skills to the performances, and trumpeter/composer/arranger Cecil Bridgewater will be the performance’s musical director.

The concert features songs spanning Dameron’s career and blends his well known songs like “If You Could See Me Now,” “Good Bait,” and “Lady Bird” with some of his lesser known tunes like “I Think I’ll Go Away,” “Weekend,” and “You’re a Joy.”

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