Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater is the sparkling ambassador for Jazz Music. She made her phenomenal New York debut in 1970 as the lead vocalist with Mel Lewis and Thad Jones in one of the premier Jazz orchestras of the time.  She has won multiple awards across categories, including three Grammys; the Laurence Olivier Award in 1987 for Best Actress in the musical Lady Day;  and, a Tony Award.   Dee Dee also joined the battle against world hunger and was named Ambassador to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization in 1999.

New Music On WCLK From Dee Dee Bridgewater

Aug 24, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater's new release on Okeh is titled Dee Dee's Feathers and she has teamed up with one of my favorite New Orleans trumpeters, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The record is a wonderful combination of Dee Dee's voice on top of that awesome New Orleans sound. Listen to WCLK and you will hear a wonderful arrangement of Saint James Infirmary, Big Chief- featuring Dr. John, Come Sunday, Congo Square and the Treme song/Do Whatcha Wanna. This is another great work of art that is a must for anyone's jazz collection.

WCLK listeners who have missed hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater hosting Jazz Set, the late, great NPR show, will be happy to know that she's back with a new record on Okeh featuring Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Dee Dee's Feathers. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added this record and you can hear it at various times during the day and overnight, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Friday 10p-2a.

Don't miss JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sunday at 7pm on WCLK following The Savannah Music Festival Live.  This week's program is some great, evocative mainstream jazz from the Tootie Heath Trio and Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts.  For more information on JazzSet, click here.

Hear a Surround Sound remix of music from the Grammy-nominated album, in performance at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Gretchen Parlato sings a song that Bill Evans arranged for Astrud Gilberto, while Truesdell chooses three additional pieces that have special meaning at Newport.  JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater from NPR is heard exclusively on WCLK Sunday evenings at 7pm.

To re-listen or learn more about JazzSet or Ryan Truesdell, click here.

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