With a string of No. 1 CDs to his name, Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. A household name to listeners of Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, Craig’s virtuosic performances as a concerto soloist with orchestras, together with his solo recitals and collaborations as a chamber musician, ensures invitations to perform at major venues around the world.
Jacqui heard Craig on Classic FM recently and was so moved by his playing that she asked if they could record an album together. The combination of classical guitar and voice is one Jacqui is familiar with, having grown up with John Williams and Cleo Laine around the house! The sound is classic, timeless, and one of delicate beauty. Their programme includes a diverse mixture of intimate songs by everyone from Paul Simon and James Taylor to Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand.
A collaboration between two artists from different musical worlds, based around an exquisite collection of songs, performed by two master musicians at the top of their game.
“One of our finest singers regardless of category” The Times
“Mr. Ogden…proved a polished soloist in colorful, technically demanding works” New York Times
Daniel Rowland (violin), Ian Belton (violin), Paul Cassidy (viola), Jacqueline Thomas (cello)
This concert presents a staggering mix of songs built up over our long-standing relationship. Songs from jazz and blues classics to folk, classical and rock; all receive a fresh look in new arrangements.
Charlie Wood and Jacqui Dankworth present an intimate evening of the songs of Duke Ellington and other classic songs. Two sublime voices in harmony singing the songs of great composers. Charlie is the 136th person to receive a Brass Note on Beale street, Memphis Tennessee and is now garnering rave reviews for his new album “New Souvenirs” out on Perdido Records co – produced by Jacqui and Charlie.
The quartet project, entitled ‘Butterfly’s Wing’, creates a stunning sound-world and meeting of minds. A unique chamber jazz group of four virtuoso musicians. David Gordon and Jacqui’s collaboration provides the thrust of the material, masterfully arranged by David, specifically for these unique performers giving the group its greatest strength. They perform mostly original music with some new arrangements of classic songs such as Weill’s “September Song” interspersed throughout the program.