Jacqui’s a chip off the old block

Jacqui Dankworth.
Jacqui Dankworth.
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The daughter of Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth is now a virtuoso musician in her own right.

Jacqui Dankworth, who will perform at the Grand in Lancaster this Thursday (October 3), is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK.

Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences.

She is also an accomplished actor, having performed leading parts with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and in London West End musicals such as in Steven Sondheim’s ‘Into The Woods’ at the Phoenix Theatre playing Cinderella and in Sophisticated Ladies – a celebration of the music of Duke Ellington.

She has collaborated and worked with many musicians including The Brodsky Quartet and Courtney Pine, Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Gretchen Parlato, Clare Teale, Georgie Fame, David Gordon, Charlie Wood, Anthony Kerr, Liane Carroll, Sara Colman, Tim Garland, Chris Allard, Malcolm Edmonstone, Chris Garrick, The BBC Big Band, RTE, LSO and RPO Orchestras and most recently the legendary Chick Corea.

In 2013 she will release her new CD featuring material written by Jacqui alongside some beautiful classic songs. This year she has performed at the Cadogan Hall in London and as guest vocalist at the Radio 2 Friday Nights Music Nights Celebration for the Dambusters Special Anniversary Event at Biggin Hill.

Her show starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced £18 (£17 concessions) are available from the Grand box office or by calling 01524 64695.