Fascinating Rhythm: 100 Years of the Great American Songbook
Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Her concert appearances and stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic, seemingly effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, her unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues and numerous other influences. Dankworth’s CD, Live To Love, garnered rave reviews and features many of her own original compositions. Recent concert appearances have included New Year’s Eve 2014 with the Liverpool Philharmonic, a special performance of her Songs of Stage and Screen programme with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Cadogan Hall with members the RPO and as guest vocalist on Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night. She is also an accomplished actor, having performed leading parts with the RSC, the National Theatre and in London’s West End. Highlights include the part of Cinderella in Steven Sondheim’s London premier of Into The Woods, Sophisticated Ladies and Les Liaisons Dangereuses with the RSC. In 2012 Dankworth appeared as Rosa in the second series of The Borgias starring Jeremy Irons.
Charlie Wood is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist who lives in the UK with his wife, singer Jacqui Dankworth. His most recent CD, New Souvenirs, features an all-star line-up performing twelve new original Charlie Wood compositions.