JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Sunday afternoons at 3pm
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you an hour of invigorating live performances from various jazz artists from around the world.

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2:12pm

Thu July 19, 2012
JazzSet

Amina Figarova Sextet, Avishai Cohen's Triveni On JazzSet

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 11:16 am

Amina Figarova performs at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

As a child in Azerbaijan, Amina Figarova loved the piano at first sight. She would arrange all her dolls around her and play for them. "Nobody could stop me," she told an interviewer at All About Jazz. "I would sit and play and play." Figarova studied classical music and heard jazz at home, especially Herbie Hancock.

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1:56pm

Thu July 12, 2012
JazzSet

Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Trio Da Paz On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 11:39 am

Rez Abbasi performs at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

We're in a guitar world, from Pakistan to Brazil and from steel strings to nylon, as the Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet and Trio da Paz play in turn at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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1:58pm

Thu July 5, 2012
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Gretchen Parlato, Conrad Herwig On JazzSet

Gretchen Parlato performs at the Quad Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR.

At the Newport Jazz Festival, we're visiting the Quad and Harbor Stages, where the first rows of audience sit snug up to the performer. With her understated style, love of the lyric and freedom, Gretchen Parlato makes that closeness work. Everyone leans in and listens.

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3:44pm

Thu June 28, 2012
JazzSet

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom On JazzSet

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 4:19 pm

Allison Miller leads Boom Tic Boom at the Kennedy Center during the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.
Margot Schulman Courtesy of the Kennedy Center

Allison Miller has a jazz portfolio with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Steven Bernstein and a host of others, as well as a pop career with Brandi Carlile, Ani DiFranco and Natalie Merchant. She's a U.S.

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2:21pm

Thu June 21, 2012
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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 3:32 pm

With 46 years under its belt, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer and Thad Jones at the Village Vanguard.
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

It started in 1966 as a three-week agreement among composer and conductor Thad Jones, drummer Mel Lewis and Max Gordon, the proprietor of The Village Vanguard in New York. And it continues, gloriously.

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12:55am

Fri June 8, 2012
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Sean Jones, Jeff 'Tain' Watts On JazzSet

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 10:32 am

Sean Jones performs at the Detroit Jazz Festival.
Jeff Forman

Ohio-born trumpeter Sean Jones played lead for approximately five years with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was a member of Sean's section. When was asked what he learned from Marsalis, Jones answered in two words: "work ethic."

Now 35-year-old Sean Jones is touring with the Marcus Miller group, an Associate Professor at Duquesne University and Oberlin Conservatory, Interim Artistic Director for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and leading his group in Detroit with music from his album No Need for Words.

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2:27pm

Thu May 31, 2012
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Russell Malone Trio On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 6:11 pm

Russell Malone (left) and Tassili Bond perform at the Kennedy Center.
Mark Schramm WBGO

Named the JJA Guitarist of the Year in June 2011, Russell Malone hails from Albany, Geo. Malone grew up absorbing music from his bedrock, the church, as well as popular blues and country tunes on radio and TV. For his golden-toned melodies played in octaves (try that some time!) and more, Malone is heavily influenced by Wes Montgomery.

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12:28pm

Thu May 24, 2012
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Alexis Cuadrado's 'A Lorca Soundscape' On JazzSet

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 4:07 pm

Alexis Cuadrado sets surrealist Spanish poems to music in a concert at 92Y Tribeca.
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

It began with the crisis on Wall Street in 2008. Alexis Cuadrado, from Barcelona and now Brooklyn, remembered the poetry of the surrealist Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936), whom all Spanish students study in school.

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12:18pm

Thu May 10, 2012
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'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 1:26 pm

Terence Blanchard plays the role of Miles Davis' trumpet with commitment and emotion at Monterey.
Cole Thompson

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz.

Their first album was Miles Ahead. This Monterey Jazz Festival concert is called "Still Ahead," with music from the pair's second and third records, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain.

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2:13pm

Thu May 3, 2012
JazzSet

Moshier-Lebrun Collective Presents 'Touch And Go' On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 4:29 pm

The Moshier-Lebrun Collective performs at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase.
Courtesy of the Moshier-Lebrun Collective
  • Download 'Touch And Go: The Studs Terkel Project' By The Moshier-Lebrun Collective

This year, Chicago is celebrating the Studs Terkel centenary — the life and work of the actor, radio host, author, historian and, in the words of the Chicago Historical Society, "ennobler of his fellow man." There will be a re-dedication of the Studs Terkel Bridge, a 100th birthday party at the Newberry Library, a museum exhibit, readings and a film and video festival.

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