Dee Dee Bridgewater's new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music. Greg Miles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Song Travels

Dee Dee Bridgewater On Song Travels

In honor of Billie Holiday's centennial, Bridgewater performs some of Holiday's signature songs and discusses the experience of portraying Holiday onstage.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln On JazzSet

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

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

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

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Concerts

A Jazz Piano Showdown On JazzSet

Hear Aaron Diehl and other finalists from the American Pianists Association's competition.

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