Jazz Vocal Legend
Dee Dee Bridgewater has been one of the most celebrated vocalists in jazz for over four decades, and her role as ambassador of jazz to the world is growing. Winner of two Grammy awards and a Tony (for her role on Broadway in “The Wiz”), Bridgewater has been involved in an incredible breadth of projects.
She broke into the New York scene in the early 1970s as the vocalist with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, one of the hottest tickets in town. Her early years in New York saw her working with Sonny Rollins, Stanley Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie and other heavyweights.