Jacqui Dankworth

Jacqui Dankworth is a highly-respected vocalist in the UK. Her performances and stylistically varied recordings show her effortless, virtuosic mastery over a variety of genres. Jacqui is best known as a jazz singer. However, her unique musical palette includes blues, folk, soul and classical music. She has been described by critics as “incomparable”, multi-faceted, and one of our best singers, regardless if she is in jazz or blues.” (Sunday Times). Jacqui’s latest CD, Live To Love, received rave reviews and includes many of her original compositions. Recent concerts include New Year’s Eve 2014 at the Liverpool Philharmonic, a performance of “Songs Of Stage and Screen” with the RTE Concert Orchestra, Cadogan Hall, London, with members of the BBC Big Band and as guest vocalist on Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night. Jacqui was Eleanor in The Opera Company’s 2013 production of Albenberg’s Lulu (“American Lulu”) with the London Sinfonietta. The tour dates included the Edinburgh Festival and the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria) as well as the Young Vic in London. Live performances and interviews have been made on BBC Breakfast, The One Show, and Paul O’Grady Show. Jacqui performs and tours with her own band in the UK, and is currently working on her next album. It will be out in 2016. Jacqui is an actor as well. She has performed in leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Highlights include her role as Cinderella in Steven Sondheim’s London premiere of Into The Woods, Sophisticated Ladies, a celebration of the music and poetry of Duke Ellington, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses for the RSC. Jacqui was Rosa in The Borgias’ second series starring Jeremy Irons (Showtime TV). She also made a brief appearance in Les Miserables, directed by Tom Hooper. Jacqui has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Courtney Pine and Marvin Hamlisch. Paloma Faith and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Paloma faith, Paloma and Paloma Faith, Paloma and Marilyn Bergman, Gretchen Parlato and Clare Teale. from www.jacquidankworth.com

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