Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club is pleased to announce our 4th Anniversary event, to be held on March 1st, 2017, featuring special guest multi-GRAMMY Award winner and actress, Dionne Warwick. Please join us as we enjoy an evening with this iconic artist and celebrate four years of great entertainment in downtown Bethesda.
Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary
voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, DIONNE WARWICK, who has
become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick's career, which
currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music
icon and concert act. She has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold
over 100 million records. She began singing professionally in 1961 after being
discovered by a young songwriting team, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. She had
her first hit in 1962 with "Don't Make Me Over." Less than a decade later, she
had released more than 18 consecutive Top 100 singles, including her classic
Bacharach/David recordings, "Walk on By," "Anyone Who Had a Heart," "Message to
Michael,""Promises Promises," "A House is Not a Home," "Alfie," "Say a Little
Prayer," "This Girl's in Love With You," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Reach
Out For Me," and the theme from "Valley of the Dolls."
Warwick, and her songwriting team of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, racked
up more than 30 hit singles, and close to 20 best-selling albums, during their
first decade together.
Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 for her mega-hit, "Do You
Know the Way to San Jose?" and a second Grammy in 1970 for the best-selling
album, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." She became the first African-American
solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best
Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. This award was only presented to one
other legend, Miss Ella Fitzgerald.
Other African-American female recording artists certainly earned their share
of crossover pop and R&B hits during the 1960's, however, Warwick preceded
the mainstream success of her musical peers by coming the first such artist to
rack up a dozen consecutive Top 100 hit singles from 1963-1966.
Warwick's performance at the Olympia Theater in Paris, during a 1963 concert
starring the legendary Marlene Dietrich, skyrocketed her to international
stardom. As Warwick established herself as a major force in American
contemporary music, she gained popularity among European audiences as well. In
1968, she became the first African-American female artist to appear before the
Queen of England at a Royal Command Performance. Since then, Warwick has
performed before numerous kings, queens, presidents and heads of state.