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Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

May 19, 2017

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater began her career as the lead vocalist of a jazz band. She honed her talent and headed in 1975 to Broadway, where her performance in The Wiz was honored with a Tony Award.

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 2003, Bridgewater exhibits her knowledge and enthusiasm in her performances of "September Song" and "Beginning To See The Light."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 2003.

Set List

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been at it for over 50 years, and, outside of New Orleans, its name has come to be pretty much synonymous with the spirit of the city. The band's new album, So It Is, is a collection of original material heavily inspired by a trip to Cuba, including "La Malanga."

SET LIST

  • "La Malanga"

Photo: Brian Feinzimer/KCRW.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

Listen Up! May 12

May 15, 2017
Andre Chung / NBC News

Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad starts the hour speaking with educator, speaker and author, Dr. Steve Perry. Muhammad and Dr. Perry discuss the state of black education, the value of black teachers in the classroom, and more. Then, the Muhammad speaks with the newest hip hop collective group in Baltimore, the Floating Stones. And closing the show is the Producer’s Pick segment with Meaca. 

 

In this segment of the Hip Hop Chronicles, Mike Nyce talks with local activists from the Baltimore Housing Roundtable and Fight Blight Baltimore about their movement to rebuild blighted city neighborhoods and create fair housing and job opportunities in the inner city.

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