Madison Jazz Festival: We Exist! Dee Dee Bridgewater Quartet

800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706

This free event is part of the Madison Jazz Festival, which takes place from June 7-16 throughout the city of Madison. Learn more at

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.
A multi-hyphenate polymath and fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time GRAMMY-winner most recently won a GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, and throughout the 70’s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz.