Jacqui Dankworth: Jazz Siren | Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Jacqui Dankworth: Jazz Siren

Thursday 23rd August 2018 - Starts 8pm



‘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.

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £8, desserts £3.50, or the two-course meal for £10.00. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Chicken and veg casserole with potatoes and veg Roast veg cassoulet with potatoes and veg (v)

Dessert: Lemon posset