Dee Dee Bridgewater, the American jazz diva and multiple winner of the Grammy award will perform on Wednesday, July 18th, at 9.30 pm in front of the Cathedral, accompanied by the Jazz Orchestra of the Croatian Radio Television, conducted by Andreas Marinello. Concert will be held as a part of musical program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
This will be Dee Dee’s first visit to Dubrovnik and she is honored to play with Jazz Orchestra of the Croatian Radio Television. Her unique jazz standard performances brought her three Grammy award. She also won prestigious Tony Award for the role of Glinda in The Wiz musical. Thanks to her authentic personality and rich concert and theatrical experience, Dee Dee Bridgewater performances are one of the most exciting vocal performances on the recent jazz scene in the world. She was nominated for the best jazz albums, and many have named he the successor of the famous Elle Fitzgerald. Dee Dee has succeeded in putting her own stamp on the music standards, and with an intolerable and unstoppable approach to the reinterpretation of jazz classics, she is a fearless traveler, explorer, pioneer, but also a guardian of tradition. In addition to all this, she’s the Goodwill UN Ambassador committed by the Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) to end hunger in the world.
She now has the chance to perform with the Jazz Orchestra of Croatian Radio and Television. That’s the only professional composition of this kind in Croatia and with its continuous seventy years of activity is among the longest major bands in the world. As one of the most influential jazz ensembles on the Croatian music scene, it is the nucleus of the best jazz musicians among whom many performers also act as composers and arrangers.