JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater on WUOT

Fridays from 10-11 p.m.

Dee Dee Bridgewater brings a lifetime of artistic achievement to JazzSet. She won a Tony for The Wiz, Grammys for Dear Ella and Eleanora Fagan: To Billie with Love from Dee Dee, and the top musical honor in France, the Victoire de la Musique. In 2012 the University of Michigan awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree, and in 2013 she's been on the bus with the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration.

September 2014

5      Benny Green - Monk
12    Palmieri
19    Monterey at 55
26    Steve Wilson

August 2014 

1     Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
8     Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers at the Caramoor Jazz Festival
15   Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet at the Caramoor Jazz Festival
22   Juan-Carlos Formell at the Monterey Jazz Festival
29   Miles Davis / Gil Evans: Still Ahead at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival


July 2014

4  Triveni with Avishai Cohen and Guest Anat Cohen
11  Ryan Truesdell and the Gil Evans Project at  Newport
18  Bill Frisell and Music of John Lennon
25 Charles Lloyd at Newport

June 2014

6     Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis
13    John Ellis and Double-Wide.. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
20   Lewis Nash Quintet.. Kurt Elling
27   Miguel Zenón & Laurent Coq.. Dafnis Prieto Sextet

2:33 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet

Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play.
Len Katz Photography

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 10:25 am

Kevin Eubanks (briefly) and saxophonist Bill Pierce (in the mid 1980s) both played in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the two-generation-spanning band that is so very important in jazz from 1950s through the '80s. Now Pierce chairs the Woodwinds Department at Berklee College.

Eubanks and Marvin Smith were in The Tonight Show band together for 15 years, with guitar riffs and rim shots for Jay Leno Monday through Friday. "Smitty" brought Los Angeles bassist Rene Camacho into this group.

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4:15 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

Regina Carter (right) with Yacouba Sissoko.
Ayano His Newport Jazz Festival

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 3:12 pm

JazzSet returns to the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival for performances from two complementary bandleaders on the main Fort Adams stage: violinist Regina Carter and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

Regina Carter started playing violin as a 4-year-old Suzuki method student in Detroit, and later played in school and community orchestras. After attending the New England Conservatory of Music, she chose jazz as her primary direction. JazzSet first presented her from the 1995 Telluride Jazz Festival — on a stage in the mountains, playing into the open air.

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11:08 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Juan-Carlos Formell On JazzSet

Juan-Carlos Formell and Johnny's Dream Club at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Cole Thompson Monterey Jazz Festival

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Juan-Carlos Formell participated in a multi-artist showcase at SOB's — home to Brazilian and Latin music in New York — a few years ago. Between a couple of amped-up bands, he took the stage alone (as I recall) and sang in Spanish, accompanying himself on guitar. His voice had urgency to it, and there was an irresistible engine inside that guitar. Ever since, I've wanted to hear and know more.

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4:10 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Gabriel Alegria And Gerald Clayton On JazzSet

The Litchfield Jazz Festival leads off with a weeks-long camp for high-school students and New York's finest musicians on the faculty, then climaxes with a two-day festival. This year it's August 11-12 in Goshen, Conn., but here we have two sets from the 2010 festival, featuring two groups with young leaders.

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