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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater
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Concerts

Backstage at the Kennedy Center tribute concert to Abbey Lincoln, left to right: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves.

January 16, 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson sing from the Abbey Lincoln songbook.

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Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.

September 12, 2013 JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater (right) smiles big with pianist Edsel Gomez.

June 20, 2013 Hear Bridgewater lead her quintet in a set of tunes by Billie Holiday and the Gershwins.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard presents Aaron Diehl with the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship.

September 22, 2011 Hear Aaron Diehl and other finalists from the American Pianists Association's competition.

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Ella Fitzgerald performs with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in 1947. That's Gillespie to her right, in complete awe.

September 15, 2011 Dee Dee Bridgewater and Janis Siegel sing Ella Fitzgerald at the Kennedy Center.

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Geri Allen (left) and Esperanza Spalding perform together at the Mary Lou Williams Festival in 2010.

September 8, 2011 Hear Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Grace Kelly and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

February 25, 2010 Bridgewater's Latin quintet reworks music from Red Earth and previews To Billie With Love.

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Bennie Maupin performs at the 2009 Detroit Jazz Festival.

August 19, 2010 At the Detroit Jazz Festival, Maupin plays Eric Dolphy while Bridgewater looks back to big bands.

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August 9, 2007 Dee Dee Bridgewater takes the stage at the 2006 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

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July 16, 2009 Hear a concert that celebrates Bridgewater's mix of jazz with Malian instruments and rhythms.

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Studio Sessions

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April 11, 2014 The singer performs two of Billie Holiday's signature songs: "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child."

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February 22, 2013 The host of NPR's JazzSet joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.

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Interviews & Profiles

Abbey Lincoln.

May 20, 2011 Vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves reflect upon the jazz icon's music and legacy.

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February 18, 2010 Dee Dee Bridgewater's CD is a tribute to the mystery and grace of the great Billie Holiday.

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November 2, 2007 On Red Earth, Bridgewater delves into the complex musical heritage of Africa.

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News

January 21, 2010 JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater's news and tour dates.

Reviews

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December 27, 2007 Banning Eyre picks the year's best music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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December 25, 2007 WBGO host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007, led by the late Michael Brecker.

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More Stories

In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation.

September 20, 2013 The soprano tells WBGO that studying jazz vocalists influenced the way she interprets songs.

Sunset.

August 25, 2008 As Labor Day approaches, these songs are here to bring summer to a close on a positive note.

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Red Earth

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Eleanora Fagan 1915-1959: To Billie with Love from Dee Dee

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  • Released: 2010
 

This Is New

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Dear Ella

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Early Reflections

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  • Artist: The Bennie Maupin Quartet
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Red Earth

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Sarah Morrow and the American All Stars in Paris

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