Kate Daniels Quartet at The Atkinson

Kate Daniels Quartet at The Atkinson

Kate Daniels – vocals, percussion

John Horler – piano, keyboard

Alec Dankworth – bass

Graham Pike – trumpet, flugelhorn, chromatic harmonica


The Kate Daniels Quartet UK tour arrives at The Atkinson on Wednesday 12 November for an evening of ‘Jazz noir’.


Kate Daniels’ original career in music began in the late ‘80s when she sang in a range of national productions, and despite singing everything from close harmony a capella to jump-jive swing and even AC/DC covers, she quickly found a love for jazz that endures to this day.


Having returned to singing over the past three years following a break, she has again established herself firmly on the UK’s jazz circuit as a classy and talented performer both on stage and on record, as evidenced by the release of her recent album Atmospherics.


The album is well named; Daniels describes it as ‘jazz noir’, inspired by the unique atmosphere conjured by black-and-white film soundtracks from the ‘50s, such as Miles Davis’ score for L’Ascenseur pour L’Echafaud.She skilfully crafts a cool, laid-back style that brilliantly recalls the smoky sound of such great classic jazz singers as Peggy Lee or Julie London – her Quartet swing through their material with such ease that you could be forgiven for thinking the songs were their own, but Kate and her group put their own stamp on proceedings to deliver the goods with great flair and confidence.


Kate Daniels reaches down into the wisdom at the heart of this choice selection of standards, her singing as classy and controlled as her material.Jazzwise


Compelling…a voice that lends itself equally well to gently swinging ballads and gut-wrenching chansons.” – The Scotsman


The cool …laid back approach of say, a Julie London or a Jeri Southern with a sprinkling of Peggy Lee…where has this lady been hiding!?”- Jazz North East


Kate Daniels Quartet starts at 8pm and tickets are available for £15 online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.





Kate Daniels Quartet

Wednesday 12 November


Tickets: £15


*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.ukor 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 19 September 2014 under Just announced

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