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8th December 2018 Selby Town Hall

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 and You’ve Got a Friend.

The daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth, Jacqui is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK and has worked with the likes of Courtney Pine, Paloma Faith and Chick Corea. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Charlie is an acclaimed singer-songwriter incorporating jazz, blues, R&B and popular music.

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Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

 

http://www.selbytownhall.co.uk/events/event.php?name=jacqui-dankworth-and-charlie-wood

1st December 2018 Whitehaven Jazz Sirens

In this very special and intimate evening, Jacqui turns her attention to the most iconic vocalists of the 20th 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 shaped a classic era.

Jacqui will be accompanied by Charlie Wood, a singer and pianist who has seen success across both the US and UK, having grown up immersed in jazz, blues and old-school R&B soul.

Together, the two will present an evening of world-class music featuring classic numbers that made the Jazz Sirens international stars, alongside stylish reworkings of lesser-known gems.

Jacqui Dankworth - Jazz Sirens

https://rosehilltheatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/jacqui-dankworth-jazz-sirens

23rd October 2018 Halesworth Arts Festival

Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden

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 was a creative collaboration between two artists from different musical worlds and their interpretation of some of the most memorable melodies ever written.
This is an evening of diverse and intimate songs including I do it for your Love, Moon River and How Do You Keep the Music Playing, together with some popular classical guitar solos.

Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden

https://www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk/events/JacquiDankworthCraigOgden

27th September 2018 North Wales International Festival

St Asalph Cathedral: REFLECTIONS OF LOVE

A collaboration between two artists from different musical worlds, based around an exquisite collection of songs, performed by two master musicians. Their programme includes a diverse mixture of intimate songs by everyone from Paul Simon and James Taylor to Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand.

http://nwimf.com/2018/craig-ogden-jacqui-dankworth

22nd September 2018 Cowbridge Music Festival

Jacqui Dankworth Trio

The festival concludes with a concert given by one of the UK’s most highly regarded jazz vocalists, Jacqui Dankworth, alongside pianist 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.

https://cowbridgemusicfestival.co.uk/events/jacqui-dankworth-and-friends/

29th August 2018 PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Paul Booth’s ‘Patchwork Project’

Featuring Jacqui Dankworth

Patchwork Project is a group led by saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Paul Booth. In this group he has found a unique way of seamlessly taking his multiple genres influences and blending them into his compositions/arrangements including Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, Indian, Reggea, Celtic and more.  Special guest vocalist Jacqui Dankworth will be joining him along with regular band members Giorgio Serci, Davide Mantovani, Satin Singh & Rod Youngs. Expect to hear heart-warming songs and instrumental melodies accompanied by eclectic world rhythms.

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/paul-booths-patchwork-project

 

25th August 2018 The Brunton Theatre Mussleburgh

Just You, Just Me

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

 

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/just-you-just-me

23rd August 2018 Jacqui Dankworth: Jazz Siren

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.

https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/jacqui-dankworth-jazz-siren/

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.

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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 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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