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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Dee Dee Bridgewater's Joyous Gift To New Orleans

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Dee Dee Bridgewater In The Studio

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"It was part of a beautiful, long story," Dee Dee Bridgewater says of hosting JazzSet. "It has been a highlight of my career." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The JazzSet Finale

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They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

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A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln On JazzSet

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A Jazz Piano Showdown On JazzSet

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Abbey Lincoln, Remembered By Her Proteges

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Ella Fitzgerald performs with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in 1947. That's Gillespie to her right, in complete awe. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr hide caption

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The Music Of 'Ella!' On JazzSet

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Mary Lou Williams Festival All-Star Quintet On JazzSet

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Dee Dee Bridgewater performs at the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Margot Schulman/Kennedy Center hide caption

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Dee Dee Bridgewater In Concert On JazzSet

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In prior recordings, Dee Dee Bridgewater has paid homage to Horace Silver, Ella Fitzgerald and Kurt Weill. Mark Higashino hide caption

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Remembering Billie, 'With Love From Dee Dee'

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