Emily Dankworth together with Alec Dankworth at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel, Clare with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and vocals also from Larraine Odell. 27th May 2018

Emily Dankworth graduated with an MMus in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2013; Emily is now amongst London’s top emerging musical talents.  Emily’s standout performing ability is highly unique, likely given the diversity of her musical upbringing; travelling between Europe and USA during her career.

 

         “Emily has a lovely, natural quality to her voice that has an alluring purity. I look forward to seeing where she goes with this musically.”

– Phil Robson (Guitarist and Composer)

Given Emily’s musical heritage – granddaughter to Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth as well as niece to Jacqui Dankworth  and daughter to Alec Dankworth  – it is no surprise that she has her forte in music.

 

“Emily’s contribution to the album works beautifully on the simply Spanish folk tunes”

– Basho Records

 

In Emily’s career she has performed live at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, The Barbican Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Centre, (NYC), Boston Symphony Hall, The National Center for Performing Arts, (Beijing), The Elgar Room, Kings Place and has been featured on BBC Radio and BBC Television including The Paul O’Grady Show, BBC Radio 2, The One Show, BBC One ,The Choir, BBC Radio 3,  Ronnie Scotts’ Radio Show, JAZZ FM and Jamie Cullum’s Radio Show.

 

She has performed with many internationally acclaimed jazz musicians including Grammy and and Pulitzer-winning Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with whom she embarked on a month long tour around the USA in 2013 performing in over 16 cities.  She had the privilege of working alongside Damien Sneed and singing with the 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau.

 

Her classical solo performances include  ‘Feel The Spirit’ by John Rutter, as a soloist with Congleton Choral Society, Soprano Soloist for The Year of Jubilee, music by Harvey Brough and choral concerts, operas and zarzuelas(Spanish operettas) including La Traviata, Verdi’s Requiem and La Cavalleria Rusticana.  Emily also sang under the direction of Jose Maria Moreno with La Capella Mallorquina during 2007- 2010 choir in Spain, and had the opportunity to share the stage with Placido Domingo and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Emily’s most recent commitments were with the acapella group Vive ,with international performances as far away as China.  Emily is now focusing on her solo career and lives in London.  She regularly performs in Alec Dankworth’s World Spirit and Spanish Accents, The Jamie Leeming Group, Ben Castle’s Tombola Theory, and vocal Quartet Silk Street.

 

Emily was a chorister the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC in 1997 and also later received a choral scholarship to sing in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent and study at Canterbury University in 2004.

Emily was singing with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell

Alec Dankworth

Simon Brown

With vocals from Larraine Odell

Simon Brown, Alec , Dankworth, Larraine Odell and Roger Odell

Alec Dankworth and Emily Dankworth at Jazznights 27th May 2018

Sunday 10th June 2018 Simon Spillett will be at Jazznights


Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as “formidable,” Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who has won several awards for his music including the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards, Jazz Journal magazine’s Critic’s Choice CD of the Year and most recently the Services to British Jazz Award in the 2016 British Jazz Awards.
 

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights,
The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NN

Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.


Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email 
info@jazz-nights.com
Pay on the night.

You can join us at facebook, read reviews of previous performances on more opinions blog or tweet at twitter.com/jazznightsuk


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http://jazz-nights.blogspot.co.uk as well as at https://moreopinions.wordpress.com

Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

For further information on future gigs go to www.jazz-nights.com

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Allison Neale on Alto Flute with Jazznights Trio: Roger Odell, Simon Brown with vocals from Larraine Odell at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 13th May 2018

American born altoist Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity.

As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra. She frequently tours the UK with her current Quartet, which also features acclaimed jazz pianist Leon Greening, bassist Julian Bury and drummer Steve Brown and has two CDs to her name ‘Melody Express’ with guitarist Dave Cliff and ‘Blue Concept’ with trumpeter Gary Kavanagh , both on 33 Records. Her latest CD ” I Wished on the Moon ” due for release in January 2015 on the Trio Records label and features the quartet as well as Milt Jackson influenced vibraphonist Nat Steele.

“ Allison Neale plays the alto saxophone with a tone so light and airy it positively melts at the edges” Dave Gelly , The Observer

“ A talent to savour” Peter Vacher Jazz UK

Allison Neale playing with Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

The Jazznights Trio were:

Roger Odell

Simon Brown

Bernie Hodgkins

Larraine Odell

Larraine Odell singing with Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 jazz cd’s we had the traditional Jazznights sitting in spot which is open to all musicians who have an  opportunity to play  with the band. Tonight we had the pleasure of  Geoff Harriman his harmonica

On Sunday 27th May we will have the pleasure of Emily Dankworth  singing for us at Jazznights – The Bell Hotel, Clare

Given Emily’s musical heritage – granddaughter to Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth as well as niece to Jacqui Dankworth and daughter to Alec Dankworth – it is no surprise that she has her forte in music. Bonus: Alec will be on bass! “Flawless pitch with a lovely lyrical expression in her voice”. Tina May.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights,
The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NN

Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com
Pay on the night.

You can join us at facebook, read reviews of previous performances on more opinions blog or tweet at twitter.com/jazznightsuk


The Jaznights blog and pictures is now at
http://jazz-nights.blogspot.co.uk

Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

For further information on future gigs go to www.jazz-nights.com

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