Jacqui Dankworth: Jazz Siren
Thursday 23rd August 2018 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £18
‘One of our finest singers, regardless of category’ ~ The Sunday Times
‘Had I not been sitting about three feet away from the action, I would have suspected some kind of electronic trickery because the arrangement was so complex, the timing so nifty and Ms Dankworth’s vocal control so exquisite’ ~ The Observer
Given her musical pedigree – daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth – it is no surprise that Jacqui is firmly positioned as one of the UK’s foremost jazz vocalists. In this very special and intimate evening, Jacqui is joined by a stellar group of musicians as she turns her attention to some of the most iconic vocalists of the Twentieth Century and the singers who defined ‘The Great American Songbook’ – including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee.
Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by Jacqui, the concert celebrates their music of the ‘Jazz Sirens, whose legacy and influence defined a classic era of jazz singing. Featuring classic numbers that made them international stars, alongside stylish reworkings of lesser-known gems, this is an evening of world-class music celebrating the most glamourous and influential women in jazz.