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Bridgewater, Cecil

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Cecil Bridgewater
University of Illinois
Trumpeter, Composer

Profile:
He has performed with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, and Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras. He has performed, composed, and arranged for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Max Roach, Lena Horne, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Mr. Bridgewater’s arrangement for “Undecided Now” on the award-winning CD Dear Ella was nominated for a Grammy. With commissions from Meet the Composer, he produced The Cannonball Adderley Suite. With a NY State Council on the Arts commission, he produced the orchestral piece, New Dawn. He has appeared on many recordings under his own name, including the most recent, Mean What You Say on Brownstone Records.


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