Multi award winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, is joined by acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood for a unique concert of duets 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 and Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - this Crazy Coqs spectacular show will feature wonderful songs including: Alone Together, Autumn In New York, It Don't Mean a Thing, A Foggy Day, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and You've Got a Friend.
Daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth - it's no surprise that Jacqui Dankworth is regarded as one of the UK's finest jazz vocalists. Although known primarily as a jazz singer, Dankworth was described by The Sunday Times as "one of our finest singers, regardless of category" and 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.
As a Memphis native, Charlie Wood grew up immersed in jazz, blues, and old-school R&B soul. He was soon touring Europe and the US with blues legend Albert King, before being lured off the road by a residency at the King's Palace Café on Beale Street (the heart of the Memphis music scene, and officially recognised as the "Home of the Blues" by an act of Congress).
'Jacqui Dankworth is one of our finest singers, regardless of category'
The Sunday Times
'I fell in love with Charlie Wood's voice as soon as heard it. He is the essence of soul and blues'