Daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, it’s no surprise Jaqui Dankworth is regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists. In this intimate concert at the Blue Lamp, Jacqui will perform a selection of songs from her studio albums including her most recent, critically acclaimed album ‘Live to Love’, alongside new self-penned material and a selection of some of her favourite standards. She is joined by her trio, Charlie Wood on piano, Geoff Gascoyne on bass and Sebastiaan De Krom on drums.
Although known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui was described by The Sunday Times as “one of our finest singers, regardless of category.” She 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’.