on Marian McPartland Piano Jazz, Sunday, September 25th, 7:00 p.m.
Celebrated singer and stage actress Dee Dee Bridgewater began her career as the lead vocalist of a jazz band. Bridgewater honed her vocal talents and headed to Broadway, where her performance in The Wiz was honored with a Tony award. A two-time Grammy award winning jazz artist, Bridgewater was a natural to take over as host of NPR's JazzSet. She demonstrates her knowledge and enthusiasm when she sings "September Song," and Ellington's "Beginning to See The Light."