Triple Grammy Winner. Tony Winner. UN Goodwill Ambassador. Producer. Record Label Head. Vocalist. Jazz Legend. Global Icon. Dee Dee Bridgewater is one of the most widely respected jazz artists in the world. Over her four decade career, she has made her indelible mark on music by putting her unique spin on standards and re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner recently won the 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.
Bridgewater’s first professional venture into the music world was as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band. She would go on to perform with such jazz greats as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. Her recording career has been paralleled by an equally impressive resume of stage performances, including her Tony-winning role as “Glinda” in 1975’s The Wiz. The latest project from the multiple Grammy-winner is Dee Dee’s Feathers, a tribute to the people and culture of New Orleans. The album commemorates the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.