Dee Dee Bridgewater and Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra at the 69th Festival

Date created: 31.05.2018.

American jazz diva and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, accompanied by Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra conducted by Andreas Marinello, at the concert sponsored by Mastercard, on 18 July in front of the Cathedral. Online tickets available here

Dee Dee Bridgewater is one of the best singers on the contemporary jazz scene. Her unique performances of jazz standards won her three Grammy Awards, while the role of Glinda in the musical The Wiz brought her the prestigious Tony Award. Thanks to her authentic personality and great concert and theatre experience, Dee Dee Bridgewater's concerts are among the most exciting vocal performances on the recent world jazz scene. Many of her CDs were acclaimed as the best jazz albums, and many consider her to be the successor of the famous Ella Fitzgerald. Also, as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, she advocates ending world hunger through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra, the only professional band of this type in Croatia, is one of the most long-lasting big bands in the world with its continuous activity over the span of seventy years and, as one of the most influential jazz bands on the Croatian music scene, it also constitutes a true core which gathers some of the best jazz musicians among whom many, aside from performing, also compose and arrange music. Since 2015, the principal conductor of the orchestra is Andreas Marinello, who will also be conducting the orchestra at the concert with Dee Dee Bridgewater. 

Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra & Andreas Marinello (c) Domagoj Kunic

“We are happy to enrich our partnership with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival – aside from sponsoring the performance of excellent Dee Dee Bridgewater – with various benefits for visitors. In cooperation with the organizers, we have provided a 10% discount on tickets for all programmes for Mastercard® and Maestro® users, and discount is also available for the purchase of Festival souvenirs. We have also included Dubrovnik on our platform Priceless Croatia which offers unique experiences to local people and tourists. This way we additionally promote the city’s tourist offer, while enabling visitors to experience something they will remember for a long time,” said Gea Kariž from Mastercard and added, “After registration at it is possible to participate in the Festival programme as extras, enjoy concerts and plays as VIP guests or attend rehearsals. Also, we have prepared something special for the opening of the Festival and the closing ceremony.”

The tickets for the concert of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra are available online  and at the Box Office in the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1).