Although Dee Dee Bridgewater has performed in Rotterdam many times, she still knows how to surprise us. Last time, she played with Irvin Mayfield Jr. and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and interpreted jazz standards. This year she is singing French chansons with a jazzy twist. In the early 1970s, Bridgewater sang with the legendary Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. She has also worked with greats like Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, and Max Roach. She has lived in France for decades which led to an album in French: J’ai Deux Amours. It is a tribute to the French chanson and she incorporates American musical traditions into the songs. Bridgewater mainly chooses songs that have become pop and jazz classics in English, such as Mon Homme (My Man), Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves) and Et Maintenant (What Now My Love).