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.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

Posted on 3 November 2014 under General news

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