Considered one of the greatest jazz singer-songwriters of her generation, the American jazz diva, Dee Dee Bridgewater has been singing since the 1970’s and is known for brilliant and heartfelt tributes to past jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, as well as for exploring exciting new horizons in music. Few entertainers have commanded such great depth of artistry in a variety of mediums. Fewer still have been rewarded with as broad a spectrum of prestigious awards. Among these are Broadway’s coveted Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical; three Grammy® Awards and the great honour of induction in France’s Haut Conseil de la Francophonie.
In addition, Bridgewater’s award list notably includes France’s top honour Victoire de la Musique in 1998 for Best Jazz Vocal Album; the Award of Arts and Letters in France; and, the Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actress in a musical with Lady Day. Dee Dee is active outside the domain of music, serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.