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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Thu February 2, 2012

Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 12:47 pm

Steve Wilson (center) brought a quartet and a string section to the Kennedy Center to pay tribute to the Charlie Parker With Strings LP.
Sue Lyn Schramm

To inaugurate the 2011-12 jazz season at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., director of jazz Kevin Struthers wanted something special and different.

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Thu January 19, 2012

Mark Turner Quartet On JazzSet

Mark Turner (left) told JazzSet, "I consider myself an economical player, not at the top of my voice on every song no matter what, and Paul [Motian] is like that."
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

Mark Turner was born in Ohio in 1965, and grew up in Southern California. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, then moved to New York and worked in the huge jazz department of the downtown Tower Records. Great jazz was always playing at Tower, even late at night — it was a hangout — with the current album displayed next to the cash register.

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Fri January 13, 2012

A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 4:51 pm

Backstage at the Kennedy Center tribute concert to Abbey Lincoln, left to right: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves.
Becca Pulliam WBGO

Anna Marie Wooldridge, Abbey Lincoln, Aminata Moseka: singer, actress, composer, militant. They are all one woman.

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Thu December 8, 2011

Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green And More On JazzSet

Cyrus Chestnut.
Courtesy of the artist

We return to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center for a New Year's Eve set with Cyrus Chestnut and Benny Green on two pianos, joined by Nicholas Payton on trumpet and Jimmy Heath on tenor, with the excellent rhythm section of Dezron Douglas on bass and Willie Jones III on drums.

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Thu December 1, 2011

Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:21 am

Jon Faddis.
Paul Hawthorne Getty Images

Young Jon Faddis, born in 1953, learned every note Dizzy Gillespie ever recorded. Then Faddis found Gillespie and reacquainted the older trumpeter with some of his own best work. Their relationship became a close mentorship in jazz, maybe the closest. Now, Faddis advances the Gillespie style — fast, syncopated, chromatic, teasing, conversing, climbing step by step (sometimes tacking crosswise), racing up and down the hills, having serious fun.

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Thu November 17, 2011

Mingus Big Band And Miguel Zenon On JazzSet

A member of the Mingus Big Band takes shelter from the rain.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

What do the Mingus Big Band and Miguel Zenón's large ensemble have in common? A few things. Both contain 14 players. Both played at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2011. Hans Glawsichnig was the bassist, underpinning both. And both sets are passionate and colorful. Maybe it's the rainy backdrop, but the wind players seem especially chromatic in voicings and solos.

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Thu November 10, 2011

Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 8:04 am

Sangam performs at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. From left to right: Eric Harland, Zakir Hussain and Charles Lloyd.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

For his uncompromising and serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group he wanted, they told him. Lloyd said yes, and that he would bring Sangam, an East-West trio with one CD and few performances on the schedule. It was a coup!

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Thu November 3, 2011

Roy Hargrove On JazzSet

Roy Hargrove performs at the Village Vanguard.
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

Roy Hargrove's sets are all music, no banter.

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Thu October 27, 2011

Toots Thielemans On JazzSet, With Kenny Werner

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

Toots Thielemans.

Jos Knaepen

More than 90 years ago, on April 29, 1922, Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans was born in Brussels. An organization formed to celebrate his landmark birthday, TOOTS90 is presenting a series of eight concerts, featuring Thielemans' quartet and special guests Kenny Werner on piano and Oscar Castro-Neves and Philip Catherine on guitar. All take place in Belgium, tracing a route from Antwerp to Gent, Brussels, Hasselt, Brugge, Liège and Dinant.

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Thu July 14, 2011

Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 2:20 pm

Arturo O'Farrill is at the center of a dynasty between his father, composer Chico O'Farrill (1921-2001), and his son Adam, on trumpet here today. Zack, a younger son, plays drums, while Arturo's wife, Alison Deane, is a classical pianist and professor at City College in New York.

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