Personalities | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Vocals, b. 1950)
First heard in the 1970s with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, then in the Broadway musicals The Wiz and Sophisticated Ladies and later in pop/jazz contexts, Bridgewater relocated to Paris in 1983. Leading a trio, she regained career momentum in the 1990s with tribute projects commemorating Billie Holiday, Horace Silver and Ella Fitzgerald, and has also performed hard-swinging, scat-laden performances of jazz-related standards.
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