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An evening with Dee Dee Bridgewater in conversation with Robert Santelli, executive director of The GRAMMY Museum

Title
An evening with Dee Dee Bridgewater in conversation with Robert Santelli, executive director of The GRAMMY Museum [sound recording].
Author
Bridgewater, Dee Dee
Publication
2009.

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Additional Authors
  • Santelli, Robert
  • Gomez, Edsel
  • Loewinger, Lawrence
  • GRAMMY Museum.
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.) New York chapter.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Description
2 sound discs (124 min.) : digital, stereo; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Dee Dee Bridgewater talks with Robert Santelli about her father being a trumpetist for Dinah Washington; her early exposure to jazz; being born in Memphis and then growing up Catholic in Flint, Michigan; Detroit and Motown; wanting to be signed to Capitol Records at the age of sixteen; leading an all-girl group as a teenager called the Iridescents; her musical role models being Nancy Wilson, Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, and Nina Simone; the importance of respecting each individual audience member; touring with the University of Illinois jazz band; working with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra; how she became an actress; her love of musicals; auditioning to replace Melba Moore in "Purlie"; performing in theatre and concert settings; how she chooses musicians; having no technical training; the importance of being a good listener; her experience working with Max Roach; her experience working with Ray Charles; turning negatives into positives; becoming a producer; living in Paris; becoming a born-again Christian and working with Pat Robertson and the 700 Club; her role as Jazz Ambassador; her interest in communicating with young people about jazz; how she balances her public and private worlds; the importance of spreading a positive message; her National Public Radio show, JazzSet; working with Edsel Gomez on a new album.
Series Statement
Duke jazz talks
Uniform Title
Duke jazz talks
Subjects
Note
  • An interview with Dee Dee Bridgewater conducted by Robert Santelli in New York, N.Y. on May 6, 2009; brief performance with pianist Edsel Gomez follows the interview.
  • Duke jazz talks is a collaboration between The New York Public Library, the GRAMMY Museum, and The Recording Academy, New York chapter.
  • Copy of program available.
  • Separate video recording of this interview held under *LDV 1249.
  • Recorded at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, May 6, 2009, by Larry Loewinger.
Funding (note)
  • Recording made possible by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Contents
  • [Disc 1] -- [Opening announcements (0:00-8:00)] -- [Interview (9:00-46:00)].
  • [Disc 2] -- [Interview continued (47:00-66:00)] -- [Question and answer (67:00-97:00)] -- [Performance (98:00-120:00)] -- [Announcement and audience (121:00-124:00)].
Call Number
*LDCO 781
OCLC
424502192
Author
Bridgewater, Dee Dee Interviewee
Title
An evening with Dee Dee Bridgewater in conversation with Robert Santelli, executive director of The GRAMMY Museum [sound recording].
Imprint
2009.
Series
Duke jazz talks
Duke jazz talks
Performer
Dee Dee Bridgewater, interviewee, vocals ; Robert Santelli, interviewer ; Edsel Gomez, piano.
Funding
Recording made possible by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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Added Author
Santelli, Robert Interviewer
Gomez, Edsel Performer
Loewinger, Lawrence Recording engineer
GRAMMY Museum.
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.) New York chapter.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Research Call Number
*LDCO 781
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