Bridgewater Artists Management

Bridgewater | Artists | Management was created to support artists and musicians of the highest calibre in their efforts to bring their projects, ideas, dreams and aspirations to fruition. Guided by unwavering support, dedication and hard work, B|A|M proudly represents its roster with the kind of hands-on management that only a boutique outfit can provide.

Conceived by its namesake, Tulani Bridgewater, B|A|M draws upon over two decades of management experience and a lifetime love of music and the arts coupled with Bridgewater's "insider" perspective. The daughter of renowned triple Grammy® and Tony® award-winning vocalist, producer, radio host, UN Goodwill Ambassador and NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and trumpeter, composer, educator and Hard-Bop titan Cecil Bridgewater, Tulani was literally born into the family business.

Testing the waters early on with Island Records in New York, she relocated to Los Angeles and legendary talent firm, Ken Fritz Management, working with clients, George Benson, Michael Feinstein, Rebekah del Rio and Sandy Knox. She then went on to associate manage jazz artists, such as Kurt Elling and Billy Childs with Open Door Management.

Transitioning into the world of television, Tulani helped rebuild the Talent department of kid-cabler, Nickelodeon, handling celebrity and network talent in live-action and animated projects for over 14 domestic and international outlets, both on and off-air. After nearly four years with the network, she decided to resume her career in music management and production.

Together with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tulani expanded Dee Dee's company DDB Productions into a full-fledged international management and production firm. She also helped develop DDB Records, which has put out Grammy award-winning titles for Dee Dee Bridgewater and released Theo Croker's critically acclaimed "AfroPhysicist". Croker’s subsequent releases “DVRKFUNK” and “Escape Velocity” have been called the future of Jazz.

Dee Dee's most recent album, “Memphis...Yes, I’m Ready”, was co-produced with Bridgewater and is heralded as an unprecedented foray into R&B and Blues fused with Jazz and is being heralded as one of Bridgewater’s finest albums to date. 2019 brought the anticipated release of Theo Croker's newest album "Star People Nation" (Sony Masterworks). After appearing on albums for J.Cole and Common, SPN received a Grammy nomination and has been lauded as an artistic and genre breakthrough.

Partnership in the development and growth of the forward-thinking social platform theWoolfer, now Hello Revel (an online space providing community and resources to women globally), naturally dovetailed with the inclusion of educational outreach, through the successful launch of The Woodshed Network, in 2019; which seeks to build community, support and mentorship for Women in Jazz, thus expanding the breadth of B|A|M's focus and mission.

Offering full-service management and artist development, B|A|M handles music production, recording and touring with support in marketing, publicity and promotion.

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There are two kinds of music...good music and the other kind.- Duke Ellington

Conceived by Dee Dee Bridgewater (DDB Productions) with Bridgewater Artists Management, and 651 ARTS with funding by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and production by JWO Media.

Founded in 2019, the program is tailored in focus and leadership to address the unique concerns of self-identifying women in Jazz through education, support, training, resources and networking. Our goal is to shift the culture and environment towards one that embraces, celebrates and supports women, who have and continue to contribute so much to this unique art form.



Photo by Joe Martinez© DDB Productions