International Jazz Day 2014: Dee Dee Bridgewater: Jazz & Human Rights

Today, one more interview from International Jazz Day 2014. On April 30, the world celebrated International Jazz Day with a day of music, talks, workshops and an All-Star Global Concert from Osaka, Japan. Included in the festivities were jazz greats such as  Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, T.S.Monk, Kenny Garrett, Courtney Pine, and so many others. 

This discussion features Associated Press journalist and writer Charles Gans interviewing celebrated vocalist and Broadway actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, who discusses Billie Holiday, the role of jazz in the worldwide struggle for human rights, and a host of other topics in this hour long discussion. She is also wearing a bad pair of cowboy boots.

—Peter Blasevick