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Dee Dee Bridgewater
J’ai Deux Amours

Dee Dee Bridgewater: The Music of Josephine Baker

Sep 10
Miner Auditorium

For this night, Bridgewater performs music closely associated with Baker as well as the popular French chanson singers of the era including Edith Piaf, Mistinguett, and Charles Trenet—music she released as homage to Baker and her adopted France on her 2005 album J’ai deux Amours, named for the song Baker made her own. 

ABOUT DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

Since she first gained recognition in the early 1970s with the great Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Bridgewater has thrived wherever she’s landed, from Broadway, where she earned a Tony Award for her work in the original production of The Wiz, to Paris, where she spent more than a decade as France’s greatest champion of jazz. After moving back to the US in 1999 Bridgewater quickly regained visibility at home with a series of brilliant albums, while also hosting NPR’s syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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As a female African-American artist who found acceptance in France before her native U.S., Bridgewater has had a career that closely mirrors that of 1920s singer and dancer Josephine Baker.

The most capable jazz singer of her generation.

Village Voice

The most capable jazz singer of her generation.

Village Voice

Personnel

Dee Dee Bridgewater vocals
Theo Croker trumpet
Irwin Hall saxophones
Michael King piano
Eric Wheeler bass
Kush Abadey drums

...a surefooted and sparkling singer.

The New York Times

Personnel

Dee Dee Bridgewater vocals
Theo Croker trumpet
Irwin Hall saxophones
Michael King piano
Eric Wheeler bass
Kush Abadey drums

...a surefooted and sparkling singer.

The New York Times

Watch & Listen

Dee Dee Bridgewater

J'ai Deux Amours

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Mon Homme

Dee Dee Bridgewater

J'ai Deux Amours

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Mon Homme