Jazz stars Bridgewater, Mayfield bring out the humor, hot musicianship (via Star Tribune)

Jazz stars Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield are big talents, big personalities and big cut-ups. They make a terrific tandem.

With Bridgewater and Mayfield onstage at the Dakota Jazz Club on Sunday night, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much at a jazz concert — and come away musically satisfied at the same time.

Bridgewater, a Grammy- and Tony-winning vocalist, and Mayfield, a Grammy-winning trumpeter/bandleader and former jazz artistic director of the Minnesota Orchestra, collaborated on a 2015 album, “Dee Dee’s Feathers,” a marvelous exploration of New Orleans music featuring Mayfield’s 18-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

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