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Dee Dee Bridgewater continues to challenge herself in a career that spans nearly fifty years / BayStateBanner Q&A

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Dee Dee Bridgewater performs regularly in Boston, and last month she had a two-night stint at Scullers Jazz Club in Allston. The winner of three Grammy awards and a Tony, Dee Dee continues to challenge herself to the delight of audiences around the globe in a career that spans nearly fifty years. "Memphis, I'm Ready," her most recent recording (2017), is an emotional tribute to the soulful tunes and era of the 1960s and 1970s, and a departure from her earlier work that is more readily identifiable as jazz. Her dad was a Memphis DJ known as, "Matt the Platter Cat." "It was music I needed to experience and listen to after my mother's death," Dee Dee told the Banner. "I needed to find something to lift me up and make me dance."

Dee Dee spoke to the Banner about her life and music. READ THE Q&A