“Probably the most flexible and expressive voice of her generation” The Observer
“Just You, Just Me.” 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.
“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
ALSO AVAILABLE – JACQUI DANKWORTH’S SHAKESPEARE PROJECT:
2016 saw the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Jacqui thought it would be most appropriate, therefore, to visit the musical settings of Shakespeare’s poetry inspired by and taken from the seminal album “Shakespeare And All That Jazz” that was composed by her late father Sir John Dankworth. Settings such as “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day”, “O Mistress Mine” , ” Fear No More The Heat O’ The Sun” the story of “Macbeth” and a comical setting of Shakespeare’s complete works!
The brilliance of the music, the genius of Shakespeare’s poetry and world class musicians combined with Jacqui’s emotional and virtuosic voice makes for a very special concert.