New Year's Eve Gala with Jacqui Dankworth
Tuesday 31 December, 10pm
National Concert Hall
RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band
Mike Dixon conductor
Charlie Wood keyboards & MD/arranger
Jim Hart drums
'...in all her incarnations, she exhibits a subtle control of dynamics and a voluptuous tonal richness that seems to make almost any material sound special'
- John Fordham (The London Guardian)
Jacqui Dankworth is considered to be 'one of the classiest acts in British jazz singing' (The Guardian) - hardly surprising with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine as parents. She joins the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band for a special New Year's Eve celebration.
Jacqui Dankworth's concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Tonight she brings her own inimitable style to a selection of popular songs from musicals and film soundtracks, all accompanied by her own band and the full RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band, so expect a packed stage.
Featuring film classics like On My Own (Les Misérables), Almost Like Being in Love (Brigadoon), What I Did for Love (A Chorus Line), Windmills of Your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair), Speak Softly Love (The Godfather) and Nature Boy (Moulin Rouge). With these, many others which started life on the silver screen and have now become jazz standards: The Folks Who Live on the Hill, Pure Imagination and many more.
Entertainment all the way to midnight and beyond in the premier event in the National Concert Hall calendar.
Ticket price includes complimentary glass of bubbly.
Tickets: €34.50-€69.50 (conc. €31.50-€62.50)
Booking: nch.ie or 01 417 0000 (no booking fee)