Dee Dee's Feathers (CD)
Dee Dee Bridgewater's new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, is her debut album on OKeh Records. It is also the first collaboration of the three-time Grammy Award®-winning jazz singer and the Grammy Award®- winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), founded by artistic director and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. Dee Dee's Feathers is a modern vision of New Orleans and features traditional songs such as "Big Chief," "St. James Infirmary" and "What a Wonderful World" along with new compositions "Congo Square" and "C'est ici que je t'aime." The album transports the listener through the historic New Orleans neighborhood of Treme. The launch of the album will be tied into the NOJO s New Orleans Jazz Market in Downtown New Orleans, which will open in the spring of 2015 as the premiere venue for jazz in the city. Dee Dee is serving on the NOJO board and the New Orleans Jazz Market main stage will be named after her marking the first time a major stage in the city has been named after a jazz musician. The city of New Orleans will use music from Dee Dee s Feathers in all of their advertising in 2015.