Jacqui Dankworth is Back in Southport to Headline Jazz Festival

Jacqui Dankworth is Back in Southport to Headline Jazz Festival

The Atkinson, Sefton’s new home for music, theatre, literature, art, history and lots more is delighted to welcome Jacqui Dankworth back to Southport this May to headline The Atkinson’s events as part of the 2014 Southport Jazz Festival.

The Jacqui Dankworth Quintet performs with her band at The Atkinson on Saturday 10 May at 7.30pm.Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres.

Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences, as well as her acute sensibility as a songwriter and lyricist. Her voice has been described as “multi-faceted” and “incomparable” by The Times.

She has collaborated and worked with many diverse musicians including The Brodsky Quartet and Courtney Pine, Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Gretchen Parlato, Clare Teale, Georgie Fame, David Gordon, Charlie Wood, Anthony Kerr, Liane Carroll, Sara Colman, Tim Garland, Chris Allard, Malcolm Edmonstone, Chris Garrick, The BBC Big Band, RTE, LSO and RPO Orchestras and most recently the legendary Chick Corea.

“Jacqui Dankworth doesn’t confine herself to singing jazz; she is gracefully at ease in folk music and semi classical contexts, as well as being an imaginative interpreter of standards. But 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)

Her band is Jacqui Dankworth – vocals, Charlie Wood – piano, keyboards, vocals, Chris Allard – acoustic/electric guitars and Geoff Gascoyne – double bass/bass guitar.

See Jacqui Dankworth Quintet at The Atkinson on Saturday 10 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18 (£16 concessions).

You can book your tickets online at theatkinson.co.uk or through the Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.



Jacqui Dankworth Quintet

Saturday 10 May


Tickets: £18 / £16 concessions


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 | emma.lloyd@sefton.gov.uk


About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.



Posted on 1 May 2014 under General news

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