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REVIEW: Jacqui makes it happen... quietly
4:40pm Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
‘A NIGHTINGALE Sang in Berkeley Square’, well, it was actually Cranage Hall Hotel and the ‘nightingale’ was British jazz singer, Jacqui Dankworth, writes Dorothy Saxton.
Together with her quartet, Jacqui entertained a large, appreciative audience with some splendid pieces, ranging from the opening number, to others from her latest album, ‘It Happens Quietly’.
Her husband Charlie Wood fronted piano and vocals and was joined by Andy Panayi on saxophone, Simon Woolf on bass and Steve Brown on drums.
She had the audience spellbound, you could hear a pin drop.
My husband and I are very fond of jazz and so for us to be able to go to a concert, five minutes drive away, was just ideal.
Jacqui had several encores and standing ovations proving that even though she is the daughter of jazz musician, arranger and composer the late Sir John Dankworth, and the singer Dame Cleo Laine, she can hold her own.
Goosfest is the arts and music festival now in its fourth year of running.
It has an amazing programme of events, which concludes on Sunday, October 14.
For information look on the website, goosfest.com, or ring 01477 535367.