LAS VEGAS—Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will bring renowned jazz performers to Access Showroom in January, including Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and platinum-recording artist Najee.
For a full lineup of entertainment acts at Boyd Gaming citywide properties, visit: www.boydgaming.com/headliner-event-calendar.
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Saturday, January 12
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater has impressed fans from around the world with her powerful vocals and unique musical spin on jazz classics. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary group Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band. Throughout the ‘70s, the vocalist took her career to new heights performing with several jazz icons, including Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie.
Bridgewater has released several celebrated albums, including her debut album “Keeping Tradition” in 1993, her two-time Grammy Award-winning Ella Fitzgerald tribute album “Dear Ella” and “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater,” which won her a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2011. In 2017, Bridgewater released her latest album “Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready,” featuring the hits “Yes, I’m Ready,” “Giving Up” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.”
Aside from being a legendary jazz vocalist, Bridgewater also produces her own albums, and has appeared in musical theater productions, including her Tony Award-winning role as Glinda in the show “The Wiz” in 1975. She also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food Agriculture Organization.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.95 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Saturday, January 26
Best known as one of the pioneers of contemporary jazz, Najee started his musical career playing the clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. After years of studying music in New York and Boston, Mass., Najee received his big break when he was asked to perform with the iconic R&B songstress Chaka Khan.
Najee debuted his first album “Najee’s Theme” in 1986, which went Platinum and was later nominated for a Grammy Award in 1987. Najee followed his newfound success with his sophomore album “Day by Day,” which also went Platinum after its release. The jazz musician also released two certified-Gold albums “Tokyo Blue” and “Just An Illusion.” The artist went on to release a total of three platinum and five gold albums throughout his career.
Najee has enjoyed major success in this career, receiving numerous awards, including the Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Artist and NAACP Image Awards. He has also brought his smooth jazz hits on tour all over the world and has performed for well-known leaders, including the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela and U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
About Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is situated on more than 40 pristine acres within the Aliante master-planned community at Aliante Parkway and Interstate 215. The AAA Four Diamond resort was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 and features more than 200 hotel rooms and suites; five signature restaurants; a 650-seat showroom; banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 1,100 people for weddings, conventions and other special events; more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space, a resort-style pool and a 3,500 square-foot spa. More information and reservation details can be found by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.aliantegaming.com. Follow Aliante on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram. Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
For more information about Boyd Gaming citywide entertainment, please visit www.boydgaming.com/headliner-event-calendar.