National Youth Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Amy WinehouseThursday 23 September 7:30pm Music
Venue: Royal Concert Hall
Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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Pop icon, Amy Winehouse, is undoubtedly one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity, and masterful song writing made her a living legend. Her untimely passing makes her one of the most sorely missed artists in recent memory. Now, ten years on, her music still shines, undiminished, in all its defiant brilliance. This concert series celebrates Amy’s enduring legacy, reimagining hits and revisiting early works she sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16 year old singer, back in 2000. We aim to honour her life, and her work, with a performance that fans of big band jazz, and Amy obsessives, both enjoy.
Music Director: Winston Rollins
One of the UK’s most in demand brass instrumentalists, his credits as a writer, arranger, trombonist and producer reads like a who’s who of pop iconoclasts: James Brown, Kylie Minogue, Ray Charles, Paloma Faith, Chaka Khan, Jamiroquai, Tom Jones, Spice Girls, Paul McCartney, Cee Lo Green, Laura Mvula, Emeli Sandé, Rag ’n’ Bone Man & Amy Winehouse. Having worked on Amy’s Frank album, Rollins is the perfect guide through this ambitious marriage of jazz & pop.