Jazzset with Dee Dee Bridgewater on KENW FM

Saturdays at 11 p.m.

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you music in performance, sweet and hot, every week. With her fine, friendly voice, Grammy and Tony Award-winning host Dee Dee Bridgewater introduces sets from locales like Kennedy Center Jazz in Washington DC, festivals from North Sea to Monterey, and top clubs like Jazz Standard in New York. 

JazzSet's recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent. Occasionally, JazzSet dips into the archives and Dee Dee shares a moment that's too good not to share.

  • Aug 30:  Miles Davis/Gil Evans:  Still Ahead at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Sept 6:   Benny Green - Monk
  • Sept 13:  Palmieri
  • Sept 20:  Monterey at 55
  • Sept 27:  Steve Wilson
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2:55 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet

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

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 10:47 am

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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3:20 pm
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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3:03 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln On JazzSet

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

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 2:51 pm

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

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3:25 pm
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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2:59 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York On JazzSet

Jon Faddis.
Paul Hawthorne Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 8:21 am

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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