Dee Dee Bridgewater On 'Song Travels'

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater has worked with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver. In addition to her Tony-winning role in The Wiz (1975), she's performed in shows such as Sophisticated Ladies and Lady Day, and hosts the NPR program JazzSet With Dee Dee Bridgewater.

On this episode of Song Travels, Bridgewater talks with host Michael Feinstein about the haunting experience of portraying Billie Holiday on stage. Along with her accompanist, Bill Jolly, she performs two of Holiday's signature songs: "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child."

Subscribe to the Song Travels Express podcast.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit

Source: NPR


Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.