JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Tuesday, 10-11pm

Every week, host Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you music in performance, sweet and hot. With her fine, friendly voice, the Tony and Grammy winner introduces sets from coast to coast, and beyond.  JazzSet's quality recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent.



3:18 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Randy Weston On JazzSet

Abdullah El Gourd (with the guembri) and Randy Weston.
Junenoire Mitchell/junenoirephotography.com Courtesy French Institute Alliance Française, New York

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 11:39 am

Randy Weston was born in Brooklyn in 1926, and the late Ray Bryant was born in Philadelphia in 1931. (Scroll down the page to hear the late Bryant performing solo in the 1980s.) Together in New York City in the 1960s, the two pianists demonstrated the history of jazz in 40 elementary schools. They organized the Afro-American Musicians' Society with an Eastern Seaboard Conference at a Harlem church. As speakers, they brought in the labor organizer A.

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10:59 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 11:10 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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5:50 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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11:44 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Gretchen Parlato, Conrad Herwig On JazzSet

Gretchen Parlato performs at the Quad Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR.

Originally published on Thu July 5, 2012 1:58 pm

At the Newport Jazz Festival, we're visiting the Quad and Harbor Stages, where the first rows of audience sit snug up to the performer. With her understated style, love of the lyric and freedom, Gretchen Parlato makes that closeness work. Everyone leans in and listens.

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3:09 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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