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The intimacy of the duo: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Benny Green

Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist, Dee Dee Bridgewater almost always performs with a band accompanying her, while pianist Benny Green is generally heard in a trio configuration and seldom works with vocalists (with the notable exception of being Betty Carter’s pianist when he was in his 20’s). 

So this session was a double treat:  hearing two great musicians, both slightly out of their performance comfort zones, but totally in the moment with each other.

They loved it, the small studio audience loved it and you’ll love it when you listen to it here. 

As Dee Dee says at the end of the performance:

“When we work in an intimate setting like this, I feel like we kind of get inside of each other’s head…and it’s just fascinating to leave yourself open and receptive to the other person like this. Amazing, Benny Green, amazing.”

And we add:  Amazing, Dee Dee Bridgewater, amazing.


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Justin joined KNKX in 2009 as the station's first Multimedia Manager. In this role, Justin helped to produce multimedia content, and implement systems and procedures in efforts to transform KNKX from a traditional broadcast station into a multi-platform media organization.
Abe grew up in Western Washington, a 3rd generation Seattle/Tacoma kid. It was as a student at Pacific Lutheran University that Abe landed his first job at KNKX, editing and producing audio for news stories. It was a Christmas Day shift no one else wanted that gave Abe his first on-air experience which led to overnights, then Saturday afternoons, and started hosting Evening Jazz in 1998.