Dee Dee Bridgewater

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by Dee Dee Bridgewater

Biography

Denise Eileen Garrett, 27 May 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. After making her first public performances singing in the American north west, Garrett became featured vocalist with the University of Illinois big band. In 1970, she married trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, thereafter using her married name, even after their divorce. The couple recorded together, including the well-received Afro-Blue (1974), which also featured tenor saxophonist Ron Bridgewater. In New York during the early 70s she sang... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
jazz vocal
vocal jazz
modern jazz
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