Jacqui Dankworth: The Jazz Sirens
Presented by Jacqui Dankworth
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 turns her attention to 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 the 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 ‘Jazz Sirens’.
It is no surprise that Jacqui Dankworth is regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists. Jacqui has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians and groups throughout her career including Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Chick Corea.
Jacqui is also an accomplished actress, having performed leading parts with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and in West End musicals including Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods.
‘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’
(includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
Running time: 2 hours (includes a 20 minute interval)