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.

  • July 26:  Charles Lloyd at Newport
  • Aug 2:   Arturo O'Farrill  and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • Aug 9:   Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers at the Caramoor Jazz Festival
  • Aug 16:  Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet at the Caramoor Jazz Festival
  • Aug 23:  Juan-Carlos Formell at the Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Aug 30:  Miles Davis/Gil Evans:  Still Ahead at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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JazzSet
8:59 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 9:10 am

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009 helped kick off the return of Return to Forever, the stellar fusion band from the 1970s — now a trio with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White on piano, bass and drums, respectively.

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JazzSet
3:50 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Danilo Perez, Poncho Sanchez On JazzSet

Danilo Perez.
Bill Bytsura Courtesy of the artist

The 2011 Encuentro! Latin Jazz Festival at NJPAC takes place Oct. 29, and JazzSet will be there for Omar Sosa and the Gonzalez Brothers.

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JazzSet
1:09 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Renee Rosnes Quartet On JazzSet

Renee Rosnes performs at the Village Vanguard.
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

In her 20s, Vancouver's Renee Rosnes received a Canada Council of the Arts grant to study jazz in the U.S. High-profile artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson (to name a few) gave her high-powered support. Blue Note Records signed and kept her on the label for more than a decade.

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JazzSet
2:26 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet

Left to right: Rene Marie, Allan Harris and Carla Cook.
Courtesy of Pat Harris

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 7:39 am

After a sweetly harmonized "Tryin' Times" from 1970 by Donny Hathaway and a rocking version of "Compared to What" by Gene McDaniels ("The president, he got his war / Folks don't know just what it's for"), Rene Marie pauses to ask two questions: "Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers to write about social issues? What happened?" There's a pause, and then Carla Cook says off-mic, "The '80s." The audience hears her and laughs.

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JazzSet
2:31 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

FFEAR Premieres 'Mirage' On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 12:52 pm

Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen and trombonist Chris Washburne, who met as students in Boston 25 years ago, work at the front line of the quartet FFEAR. Ole's brother Per Mathisen plays bass alongside drummer Tony Moreno in this Oct. 23, 2010, performance at Miller Theatre at New York's Columbia University, where all but Per teach.

The centerpiece is Ole Mathisen's five-part suite Mirage, for which he layers rhythmic grids and uses microtonal harmony to create an orchestration that sounds greater than a quartet. Be not afraid!

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