Churchill Music!UK Registered Charity No 1121866
Patron: Peter Donohoe CBE

Jacqui Dankworth - vocals; Chris Allard - acoustic and electric guitars; Alec Dankworth - double bass; Roy Dodds - drums

Given her musical pedigree – daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth - it’s no surprise that JACQUI DANKWORTH is considered to be “one of the classiest acts in British jazz singing” (The Guardian). Her third solo album, ‘Back to You’, was released to critical acclaim in autumn 2009, hitting the Top Ten jazz charts and firmly establishing this singer-songwriter extraordinaire as one of the UK’s most sought-after artists. The album is a heady mix of Jacqui’s own superbly crafted compositions - fusing jazz, soul, folk and blues - plus snazzy arrangements of a few contemporary classics by composers such as James Taylor and Sting

As well as receiving rave reviews for her live stage performances and albums, Jacqui has acquired countless accolades for her frequent appearances on TV and radio, both as performer and presenter. In between a busy schedule on both sides of the Atlantic, she completed an album started with her beloved father, before his untimely death in 2010. A fabulous mix of John/Jacqui's co-compositions and breathtaking arrangements of favourite standards, the CD - entitled ‘It Happens Quietly’ - will be universally released in July.

Jacqui started her professional career acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre before taking leading roles in West End musicals. In 2003 she decided to concentrate on her skills as a singer-songwriter when her first major album, ‘As The Sun Shines Down On Me’, was released on Candid Records to a rapturous reception. Jacqui continues to make an enormous impression wherever she performs, either with her own band or touring with other prestigious musicians, such as the Brodsky Quartet. From Ronnie Scott’s and the Royal Festival Hall in London to The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, she has been wowing packed houses at major international festivals and other venues worldwide. Last year she performed with the legendary Marvin Hamlisch in New York to a standing ovation.
“Jacqui Dankworth…. has made it in every sense. She can do a ballad and a gospel number with the same relaxed, easy mastery. Her timing is terrific, she can pack a punch… and she’s buoyed up by a quartet who are marvellous players in their own right….a total delight." Daily Telegraph

" Imaginative, moving, and adventurous with material and technique” The Guardian

“One of our finest singers regardless of category” The Times.

“Singer-songwriter who can turn your heart” Libby Purves (BBC Radio 4)

“The most magnificent voice”.....Paul O’Grady

“Impressionistic, soulful and beguiling“.....Time Out

“Truly a great singer and musician”.......Ralph Towner

“Had I not been sitting about three feet away from the action, I would have suspected some kind of electronic trickery because the arrangement was so complex, the timing so nifty and Ms Dankworth’s vocal control so exquisite”......The Observer

Doors open 6.30pm.
Picnic in the grounds (sixth form centre if wet).
Pre concert and interval bar with Marshfield Farm ice-cream on sale.

Event details
7.30pm - 9.45pm (approx.)
Saturday 25 June
Churchill Community School Hall
There will be one interval.

£18.00; Churchill Music! Champions £14.00 Under 18's £9.00
Tickets available from: Ursula Dornton 01934 852919 or 'pot luck' at the door

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