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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1:27 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Mario Pavone And Orange Double Tenor On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 1:17 pm

On a Sunday afternoon during their honeymoon in November 1961, Mario Pavone and his bride Mary drove from Connecticut to New York, to a club date that would be documented on a pivotal album. John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard featured the saxophonist's expanding group with Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, with music so powerful that Pavone — an aspiring bassist — could not let it go. When Coltrane died in July 1967, Pavone made his move. He quit his job and drove again to New York, to the funeral.

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8:54 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Christian McBride And Inside Straight On JazzSet

Rhonda Hamilton, guest-hosting for Dee Dee Bridgewater, is onstage at the 30th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival. She introduces Christian McBride as "the premier bass player of his generation." All in the huge Motor City crowd cheer for that.

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11:30 am
Thu January 7, 2010

Kenny Barron On JazzSet

Kenny Barron.
Carol Friedman

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 12:12 pm

When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "

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