JAZZ ON THE LAWN AT FULHAM PALACE
Bishops Ave, London SW6 6EA
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of 606 Jazz at Fulham Palace
Doors 6:30pm :: Show 7:30pm
Friday 27th July
A highly experienced vocalist Michelle cut her musical teeth in The London Community Gospel Choir before moving on to work with the likes of George Michael, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. She toured the world for more than 10 years with Eric Clapton, leading to subsequent tours with Will Young, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow and Lenny Kravitz. A vocal coach on Pop Idol, Michelle has also sung for President Obama at the White House. And in 2017, her breakout appearances as a finalist on “The Voice UK” (Team Will!) brought Michelle to the attention of a whole new audience captivated by her stunning performances, making her more popular and in-demand than ever. She performs a fabulous set of Groove-based standards and originals, including songs from her EP “Little Me” all written by Michelle herself. Without question a brilliant singer, Michelle will be accompanied by a powerhouse Soul/Funk rhythm section guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing under the stars! This gig is definitely highly recommended, booking advised.
“spine-tingling...from singer…Michelle John” The Herald Scotland; “Michelle John…added some heavenly sounds to complement Clapton’s sandpaper growls” AccessAtlanta; "Michelle John certainly stunned the audience on The Voice UK....so much so she got coach will.i.am emotional" DigitalSpy
Saturday 28th July
Hailing from one of the most prestigious families on the International Jazz scene, her mother is the iconic singer Cleo Lane and her father was the great John Dankworth, the multi-award winning Jacqui Dankworth is in her own right widely regarded as one of the finest singers of her generation. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic, seemingly effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui’s unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues, and numerous other influences. Reviewers have described her as “incomparable”, “multi-faceted” and “…one of our finest singers, regardless of category” (Sunday Times). Recent concerts have included appearances with the Liverpool Philharmonic, a special performance of her “Songs Of Stage and Screen” programme with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Cadogan Hall in London with members the RPO and the BBC Big Band, and as guest vocalist on Radio 2. Television appearances include live performances and interviews on BBC Breakfast, the Paul O’Grady Show, and The One Show. She has performed and recorded with a diverse array of celebrated musicians, including the Brodsky Quartet, Courtney Pine, Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Gretchen Parlato, Clare Teale, Georgie Fame, David Gordon, Charlie Wood, Gregory Porter, The London Symphony Orchestra, and legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea. For her performance at Fulham Palace Jacqui will be appearing with her band featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK. With her impressive range, total command of the music and a wonderful subtlety and swing to her singing her performances never fail to impress. Booking advised!
“She exhibits a subtle control of dynamics and a voluptuous tonal richness that seems to make almost any material sound special” The Guardian; "The most expressive voice of her generation" The Observer