Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Classical Music

There can be few names which prove more conclusively that music runs in families than the Dankworths.

Cleo and Johnny — that would be Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth to you and me — have had an illustrious career in the world of jazz, and well beyond, for over half a century.

Cleo Laine is one of the most celebrated singers of our time, the only singer ever to receive Grammy nominations in the Female Jazz, Popular, and Classical categories.

John Dankworth's career encompasses playing with Charlie Parker, touring with Duke Ellington and, as a performer, composer and conductor, he continues to cross musical boundaries.

Their two talented offspring, Jacqui and Alec, also have blossoming musical careers. Jacqui has received glowing reviews worldwide for her singing — whether with the Brodsky Quartet, Sting, Elvis Costello, Bjork or Sir Paul McCartney.

Alec is a double bass player. He's a British Jazz Awards winner and has worked with the likes of Stephane Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Van Morrison and The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

So when this amazing family get together and then come to play with the Ulster Orchestra as they are doing on Friday November 14 in the Waterfront Hall, it is a very good reason to book tickets in advance.

Their programme is aptly entitled ‘All That Jazz’ and will consist mainly of standard tunes which everyone is liable to know.

The concert is perfect to initiate the Ulster Orchestra's ‘Popular Classics’ series. This aims to provide audiences in Northern Ireland with an ideal way to experience the most entertaining and accessible music in a live context.

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