Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 January 2023 8pm Music Room
Please note these events have been rescheduled to Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January 2023. The events were due to take place on Friday 8 & Saturday 9 July 2022.
Multi award-winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth is joined by acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert of duets celebrating a century of song.
Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships, such as Ray Charles and Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, George and Ira Gershwin and Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway - the concert will feature numbers including ‘Alone Together’, ‘Autumn In New York’, ‘It Don't Mean a Thing’, ‘A Foggy Day’, ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and ‘You've Got a Friend’.
Daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, it’s no surprise that Jacqui Dankworth is regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists. Although known primarily as a jazz singer, Dankworth was described by The Sunday Times as ‘one of our finest singers, regardless of category’ and 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.
A Memphis native, singer and keyboardist Charlie Wood grew up immersed in jazz, blues, and old-school R&B soul. Having toured Europe and the US with blues legend Albert King, Charlie was given a residency at the King's Palace Café on Beale Street, the heart of the Memphis music scene, and officially recognised as the ‘Home of the Blues’ by an act of Congress.
'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’
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