Jacqui Dankworth

Genres: Jazz
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Decades: 2000s
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1 February 1963, England. The daughter of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, she was steeped in music during her formative years. Her singing voice is light, almost ethereal at times, and is particularly well suited to the repertoire she has developed, which, while acknowledging jazz, nudges gently at the edges of world music. She has also shown the eclectic nature of her musical interests by performing the work of poet A.E. Houseman in musical settings arranged by her father and other leading musicians. Her accompanists on an album of these songs included jazz and classical players. On her debut album she worked with vibraphonist Anthony Kerr and was responsible for many of the lyrics. She has also recorded with her mother. Attuned to the musical trends of the new century, Dankworth’s career is soundly based and she will ably adjust to the shifting demands of the younger audience.

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