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22nd September Cowbridge Music Festival

Jacqui Dankworth and Friends

Sat 22 Sep, 7:30pm
Cowbridge Comprehensive School

The festival concludes with a concert given by one of the UK’s most highly regarded jazz vocalists, Jacqui Dankworth, alongside Charlie Wood and other leading British jazz musicians.

Dankworth’s concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences. Her voice has been described as “multi-faceted” and “incomparable” by The Times.

She has collaborated with many musicians including The Brodsky Quartet and Courtney Pine, Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Gretchen Parlato, Clare Teale, Georgie Fame, David Gordon, Charlie Wood, Gregory Porter, The BBC Big Band, RTE, LSO and RPO Orchestras and the legendary Chick Corea.

Tickets go on sale on 2nd July at 12pm. 

Jacqui Dankworth and Friends

28th July 2018 Fulham Palace

Sat 28 July, 7.30pm-10pm

Jazz at the Palace – Jacqui Dankworth

An evening of live entertainment on our Main Lawn as our summer outdoor 606 Jazz Club events conclude with multi-award winning Jacqui Dankworth, one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK.

The daughter of jazz singer Cleo Laine and musician John Dankworth, her concert appearances and stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic, seemingly effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui will be drawing on folk, soul, classical, blues, and numerous other influences and accompanied by a quartet of musicians for this performance.

Jazz at the Palace – Jacqui Dankworth

24th July 2018 Fishguard International Music Festival

Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden

July 24 @ 19:30

I Do It For Your Love

After hearing Craig Ogden on Classic FM, renowned jazz vocalist Jacqui Dankworth was so moved she asked him to record an album with her. The result, a journey through some of the most memorable melodies ever written, courtesy of Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand and Henry Mancini amongst others.

2017 Jacqui Dankworth and Craig Ogden

https://fishguardmusicfestival.co.uk/event/jacqui-dankworth-craig-ogden

23rd July 2018 Darlington Hippodrome

JACQUI DANKWORTH: JAZZ SIRENS

7:30PM, Monday, July 23, 2018

Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Jacqui Dankworth:  Jazz Sirens

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 and her musicians turn their attention to the most iconic vocalists and the singers who defined ‘The Great American Songbook’, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. This is an evening of world-class music celebrating the most glamourous and influential women of jazz…the Jazz Sirens! ‘One of our finest singers, regardless of category’ The Sunday Times

https://www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk/whats-on/jacqui-dankworth-jazz-sirens

20th July 2018 King’s Lynn Festival

 

Craig Ogden and Jacqui Dankworth

 

A collaboration between two artists from different musical worlds, this is an evening of diverse and intimate songs including I Do It For Your LoveCrazy, Moon River and How Do You Keep the Music Playing together with some popular, classic virtuoso guitar solos.

https://www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/opera-classical/craig-ogden-jacqui-dankworth/

14th July Flavel Arts Centre Dartmouth

JACQUI DANKWORTH – JAZZ SIRENS

Jacqui Dankworth - Jazz Sirens

SAT 14 JUL 19.30

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 of world-class music, Jacqui celebrates the most iconic vocalists of the Twentieth Century,  the singers who defined ‘The Great American Songbook’ – including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee.

Featuring the classic numbers that made them international stars, alongside stylish re-workings of lesser-known gems, she shares with us the music of these ‘Jazz Sirens’.

http://theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=4062430

11th July 2018 Market Theatre Hitchin

Back by popular demand!

British jazz diva Jacqui Dankworth and American vocalist/ pianist Charlie Wood return with their husband and wife concert tour, celebrating some of the great musical partnerships of the 20th century.
Featuring classic compositions and landmark recordings by legendary duos like Ray Charles, Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, George & Ira Gershwin, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, James Taylor & Carole King and many more.

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood – Just You, Just Me

7th July 2018 The Byre Theatre, University of St Andrews

Just You, Just Me: Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

The award-winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is joined onstage by her husband, acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert of duet arrangements celebrating a century of song.

Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships, such as Ray Charles & Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, George & Ira Gershwin, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway and James Taylor & Carole King, this concert features 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, You’ve Got a Friend and other favourites.

https://byretheatre.com/events/just-you-just-me-jacqui-dankworth-charlie-wood/

26th June Proms at St Jude’s

A Touch of Cabaret

Counterpoise with Jacqui Dankworth

Jacqui Dankworth performs a jazz-influenced programme, including songs from the Great American Songbook and cabaret songs by Kurt Weill.

Counterpoise is an ensemble of some of the most sought-after instrumentalists in the UK. Founded with the aim of crossing genres, it explores the relationship between music, text and visuals and seeks to develop aspects of narrative and other extra-musical influences.

‘Counterpoise’s performance is strikingly dynamic…an ensemble at the top of their game’ Gramophone

Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly-regarded vocalists in the UK, renowned for the virtuosity of her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui’s unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical and blues.

‘…one of our finest singers, regardless of category’ Sunday Times

https://www.promsatstjudes.org.uk/2018/a-touch-of-cabaret-9.php

25th June Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

JUST YOU, JUST ME – JACQUI DANKWORTH & CHARLIE WOOD

The award-winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is joined onstage by her husband, acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert of duet arrangements celebrating a century of song. Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships, such as Ray Charles & Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, George & Ira Gershwin, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway and James Taylor & Carole King, this concert features 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, You’ve Got a Friend and other favourites. “Probably the most flexible and expressive voice of her generation”- The Observer “One of our finest singers, regardless of category.”-The Sunday Times “I fell in love with this man’s voice the moment I heard it. He is the essence of soul and blues. I am so lucky to have sung on the same stage as him.” – Paloma Faith “Remember the first time you heard Dylan, or Springsteen, or Costello, or Waits? Charlie Wood delivers that same jolt.” – Jazz Times

http://www.guildhallartscentre.com/whats-on/all-shows/just-you-just-me-jacqui-dankworth-and-charlie-wood

24th June 2018 Ipswich Jazz Festival

SUNDAY, 24TH JUNE, 8PM–10PM
JACQUI DANKWORTH AND CHARLIE WOOD (WITH CHRIS ALLARD ON GUITAR)
St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF

Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences. Her voice has been described as “multi-faceted” and “incomparable”, “one of our finest singers, regardless of category.” Sunday Times

Charlie Wood is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist whose eclectic musical style incorporates elements of jazz, blues, traditional R&B and popular music. Wood is an accomplished and prolific singer/songwriter and has received stellar reviews for his original music. “Remember the first time you heard Dylan, or Springsteen, or Costello, or Waits? Charlie Wood delivers that same jolt.” Jazz Times

Chris Allard (right) has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals and he has performed/recorded with numerous big names. Chris also leads his own band, which has played all over the UK and in Europe, including the International Guitar Festival and Ronnie Scott’s, and performed and had radio-play as far afield as Los Angeles. His last album received critical acclaim including four stars in Guitarist Magazine. “One of the great guitarists in this country.” Jamie Cullum

In partnership with Fleece Jazz Club.

24th June 2018 Ipswich Jazz Festival

21st June 2018 The Bromsgrove Festival

The opening concert of the 2018 Bromsgrove Festival 

The opening concert of the 2018 Bromsgrove Festival brings one of Britain’s finest jazz singers, Jacqui Dankworth, and her band for an exciting evening of jazz singing and music.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by Jacqui, and performed alongside her stellar group of musicians, the concert celebrates the music of the Jazz Sirens, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and Peggy Lee, whose legacy and influence defined a classic era of jazz singing.

Jacqui Dankworth:

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. She is also an accomplished actress, having performed leading parts with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and in London West End musicals including Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

21st June 2018 The Bromsgrove Festival

26th May 2018 606 Club

Clark Tracey, Jackie Dankworth, Peter King, Art Themen and Mornington Lockett

26th May 2018 606 Club

24th May 2018 Astor Community Theatre, Deal

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 their music, whose legacy and influence defined a classic era of jazz singing. Featuring the 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’.

24th May 2018 Astor Community Theatre, Deal

11th March 2018 Kings Place, St Pancras

Celebrated jazz vocalist Jacqui Dankworth and award-winning American singer/pianist Charlie Wood and their band take you on a musical tour of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood and beyond, as they bring you the lives and music of Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, not to mention George & Ira Gershwin.

http://www.jewishbookweek.com/events-new/fascinating-rhythm-100-years-great-american-songbook

9th March Wiltshire Music Centre

Join us for a delicious pre-concert supper at selected concerts in the Season. Enjoy a hot main course and glass of wine or soft drink at the Centre and meet other music lovers. Evenings are priced at £20 and include food, drink and small donation to the 20th Anniversary Appeal.

https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/supper-club-jacqui-dankworth

8th March 2018 Blackheath Halls

Grammy-Award winning singer, Jacqui Dankworth is joined by an all-star line up: composer and jazz pianist David Gordon, Mercury-nominated Ben Davis and Christian Garrick, widely recognised as the country’s leading jazz violinist in their ensemble Butterfly’s Wing.

Performing songs and pieces from their brand-new album Le Depart due for release in 2018, these four fantastic musicians entice with a wonderfully transparent sound-world, a panoply of seductive rhythms and cutting-edge improvisation.

https://www.blackheathhalls.com/whats-on/butterflys-wing

 

7th March 2018 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Event details

For this concert, Butterfly’s Wing will perform songs and pieces from their brand new album ‘Le Depart’ released on Flying Blue Whale Records.

https://www.theapex.co.uk/whats-on/details.cfm?id=328347&ins=421389

Jacqui Dankworth (voice)
David Gordon (piano)
Christian Garrick (violin)
Ben Davis (cello)

For this irresistible feast of songs, Grammy-Award-winning singer, Jacqui Dankworth, is joined by an all-star line-up: award-winning composer and jazz pianist, David Gordon; Ben Davis, whose group Basquiat Strings have been Mercury-nominated; and Christian Garrick, widely recognised as the country’s leading jazz violinist.

Four fantastic musicians, a wonderfully transparent sound-world – by turns magical, witty, powerful – and a panoply of seductive rhythms, cutting-edge improvisation and lyrics, at once heart-rending, joyous and surreal.

4th February 2018 Kenton Theatre, Henley

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MAUREEN LIPMAN, JEREMY ROBSON, JACQUI DANKWORTH & FRIENDS

https://www.kentontheatre.co.uk/what’s-on.aspx

A very special evening featuring one our most beloved actors, a highly respected poet and one of the UK’s finest vocalists and three leading musicians. A key figure in the poetry reading scene of the 60s and described by The Times as a “champion of poetry”, Jeremy Robson’s most recent book Subject Matters includes poems on Paris in the 50s, his friend Ron Moody, CND rallies, Roy Rogers and much more. It follows his highly praised 2014 volume Blues in the Park, described by Bel Mooney in the Daily Mail as “the work of a poet whose wide-ranging experience, transmuted into fluent, accessible poems will strike a harmonious chord with a great many readers”.

He will be joined in reading his poems by Olivier-winner Maureen Lipman, most recently seen in the West End directing her late husband Jack Rosenthal’s The Knowledge and acting in Lettice and Lovage, who will also include some of her own much-loved monologues and perhaps even some Joyce Grenfell!

Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui Dankworth’s unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues, and numerous other influences She will be joined by acclaimed pianist and singer Charlie Woods to sing duets of classic songs of the last 100 years inspired by great musical partnerships and composers. They are joined on saxophone by Henley-based Art Themen – a key figure in the British jazz scene since working with Alexis Korner in the early 60s and who received 15 guineas for playing on Joe Cocker’s iconic With A Little Help From My Friends. Completing the musical quartet is bassist Dudley Phillips, who has toured and recorded with everyone from Amy Winehouse to Bill Withers.

(Photo credit James Deavin, with thanks to Jewish Book Week jewishbookweek.com)

Running time: 120 minutes including interval

Tickets £25 (Price includes £1 Restoration Levy)

28th January 2018 Regis Centre, Bognor Regis

JACQUI DANKWORTH

http://alexandratheatre.co.uk/event/jacqui-dankworth-jazz-sirens/

JAZZ SIRENS

Cleo’s 90th Christmas. The Stables, Wavendon. Fri 15th – Sat 16th December 2017.

https://stables.org/event/cleos-90th-christmas

What better way to kick off the festive season in style than by taking your seat for Cleo’s annual Christmas celebration?

In her 90th birthday year, she’s invited a host of friends and family – including renowned clarinetist Emma Johnson and much-loved TV actor Kevin Whately – to create a show packed with great music and seasonal fun, as well as a few surprises.

* These shows are fundraising performances for Wavendon Allmusic Plan

Dankworth Family Festival 2017

On 14, 15 & 16 July 2017, the Dankworth family and friends get together for a weekend of world class performances in a magical setting.  Dame Cleo Laine plays host to a stellar line-up of artists as she once again opens to the public her enchanting private gardens at the Old Rectory for the 2017 Dankworth Family Festival.  All profits after expenses from this year’s event will go to the Beds and Northants MS Therapy Centre.   This year’s line-up* includes renowned vocalist Lesley Garrett with clarinet virtuoso Emma Johnson; the internationally acclaimed Brodsky Quartet; poet, playwright and novelist Ben Okri; jazz & soul vocalist/songwriter Natalie Williams; classical guitarist Craig Ogden; some very special guests – plus a full complement of Dankworths!   On Sunday afternoon, get set for Dame Cleo Laine and Friends (in anticipation of her upcoming 90th birthday!) hosted by jazz vocalist and radio presenter Todd Gordon and featuring guest performances by classical guitar great John Williams, musician/comedian Earl Okin, violinists Chris Garrick & Peter Fisher, American vocalist Lorna Dallas, and many more.

For further details and to buy tickets please visit: www.perdido.co.uk/dff/

Listen to “Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow” featuring commentary from Jacqui

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To celebrate her extraordinary life and  achievements,  this programme  brings together four living jazz musicians and the author of a recent biography to appraise Billie Holiday’s hectic life and jazz legacy through the prism of one historic 12-bar blues.

The song ‘Fine & Mellow’, which she wrote herself, was recorded in 1957 with an all-star backing band that included her friends Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge and Gerry Mulligan.

The programme is introduced by saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and also features expert commentaries from band leader Guy Barker, singers Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth, and Julia Blackburn, author of ‘With Billie’.

Devised and produced by Tony Staveacre, for  BBC Radio 4

Listen here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pn3t6

“New Souvenirs” Launch

Charlie Wood will be giving a sneak preview of his upcoming CD “New Souvenirs” (co produced by Jacqui) on the 6th October, 2014 at The Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly.  Tickets are limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

For more information and to book tickets

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First Encounters: Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood

The Irish Times profiles Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood.

Read the full article

Jacqui Dankworth to headline the national concert hall in Dublin on New Years Eve

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Jacqui will headline the national concert hall in Dublin on New Years Eve with the RTE Orchestra and big band. A sumptious programme of songs from the stage and screen conducted by Mike Dixon with arrangements by Charlie Wood. Concert starts at 22:00m.

More information and tickets here

Hi Fi Critic review of Live to Love

“… beautifully sung ballads with fine lyrics that clearly show her maturity… ”
Hi Fi Critic, November, 2013

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Review: Jacqui Dankworth, 606 Club

“Her gentle shimmy and generous eye contact caused at least the male members of the audience to loosen their collars and settle their quivering wine glasses more firmly on the table.”
— Matthew Wright, The Arts Desk

Read the full review

Jamie Cullum plugs Jacqui’s tour

Jamie Cullum plugs Jacqui’s new tour. Listen here (forward to 37:21)

Jazz UK review of Live to Love

“… she is a superb balladeer and a great assest to the UK’s jazz landscape.”
Jazz UK, October 2013

Jacqui Dankworth Live-To-Love, Jazz UK October 2013

Listen to Jacqui’s interview on BBC 3’s Jazz Line Up

Jacqui’s interview on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up aired on Saturday. Listen here (forward to 15m 06s).

Jamie Cullum plays Jacqui’s cover of Donnie Hathaway’s “Someday We’ll All Be Free”.

“Live to Love” will be released on September 30th. Buy now at Amazon.com

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Listen to Jacqui’s interview on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek

Jacqui’s interview on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek is available to listen here (Forward to 1hr 21m 27s).

Listen to Jacqui’s interview and performance on BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms Show

Jacqui’s interview and performance on BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms Show is available to listen here (Forward to 2hr 33m 45s).

Listen to Jacqui’s interview and performance on Weekend Wogan

Jacqui’s interview and performance on Weekend Wogan on BBC Radio 2 is available to listen here (Forward to 1hr 21m 27s).

Jacqui Dankworth 2013 news and updates

Jacqui Dankworth kicks off Cadogan Hall’s Jazz Divas series

Jazz Divas: Jacqui Dankworth
Songs from the Stage & Silver Screen with the Cadogan Swing Orchestra

Tuesday 16 April 7:30pm

Mike Dixon, Conductor
Charlie Wood, Arrangements

Jacqui Dankworth performs the first of four concerts featuring four unforgettable jazz voices at Cadogen Hall this spring. “One of the classiest acts in British jazz singing,” Jacqui Dankworth kicks off Cadogan Hall’s Jazz Diva series, performing a selection of popular songs from musicals and film soundtracks, in her own inimitable style.

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