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Dee Dee Bridgewater On Jazz, Her New CD & Her Keystone Korner Gig

Dee Dee Bridgewater, acclaimed jazz and R&B vocal stylist, sings at Baltimore's Keystone Korner tonight thru Saturday. (Photo: Joe Martinez)
Dee Dee Bridgewater, acclaimed jazz/R&B vocal stylist, sings at Keystone Korner tonight thru Saturday. (Photo: Joe Martinez)

Tom's next guest today is the internationally acclaimed jazz singer, Dee Dee Bridgewater. She’s won three Grammy Awards, and a Tony Award. She hosted a show called JazzSetfor 23 years on NPR. She is a UN Goodwill Ambassador, and in 2017 was named an NEA Jazz Master. She's just released a new CD called Memphis: Yes, I'm Ready.

And she’s appearing now in Baltimore at Todd Barkan's Keystone Korner jazz club in Harbor East, with the legendary jazz pianist Bill Charlap. You can catch them at 7:30 and 10:00 tonight, tomorrow night and Saturday night, live at the club or streaming online. For more info and tickets, follow the Keystone link.

Dee Dee Bridgewater joins Tom on the line from Baltimore.

In this segment's open and close today, we hear a bit of Ms. Bridgewater singing, respectively, Lullaby of Birdland, and Hound Dog, from her new Memphis, Yes I'm Ready CD.

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