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.

  • Mar 29:  Jane Bunnett and Hilario Duran at the Kennedy Center
  • Apr 5:   Aaron Diehl Wins the Cole Porter Fellowship in Indianapolis
  • Apr 12:  Billy Childs at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles
  • Apr 19:  Jason Moran at The Kennedy Center
  • Apr 26:  Christ potter Quartet at The Village Vanguard
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JazzSet
1:29 pm
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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JazzSet
7:00 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

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

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 12:45 pm

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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JazzSet
2:01 pm
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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JazzSet
10:59 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Toots Thielemans On JazzSet, With Kenny Werner

Toots Thielemans.

Jos Knaepen

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 9:39 am

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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JazzSet
11:00 am
Thu July 14, 2011

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

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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