The South Beach Jazz Festival presents:
The Dee Dee Bridgewater Quartet
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-
winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting
her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.
Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-
winner recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To
Billie With Love From Dee Dee.
Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional
experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70s
she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy
Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to
turn her attention back to Jazz. Signing with Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater
produces all of her CDs), Bridgewater released a series of critically acclaimed titles beginning with
Keeping Tradition in 1993. All but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-
winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, have received Grammy nominations.