What would be the point? I'm limping a bit because they've given me a new knee, but that's about the only difference. I don't want to start thinking about what I should or shouldn't be doing at my age. It's not right. The couple got a standing ovation for their performance with Guy Barker's specially-assembled big band at the finale of the award ceremony.
InLaine and her husband appeared in an episode of the cult CBeebies children's show ZingZillas. The episode was called 'ScatZilla! Laine is famed for not only her interpretative style, but also her four-octave range and vocal adaptability. As well as hitting deep soulful notes, Laine's thrilling scatting and crystalline top notes have become her signature. Though her natural range is that of a contralto she is able to produce a "G above high C".
Derek Jewel of the Sunday Times dubbed her "quite simply the best singer in the world. The longevity of Laine's voice has also been noted by, amongst others, her husband. At the age of Aquarius - Cleo Laine With The John Dankworth Quartet - Cleo Laine In Australia her vocals, he noted during an interview, were almost unchanged from decades earlier.
Dankworth died on 6 Aquarius - Cleo Laine With The John Dankworth Quartet - Cleo Laine In Australia hours before a planned concert at The Stables Theatre in Wavendon to celebrate the venue's 40th anniversary. He had been ill for several months following a concert tour in the United States.
Having realised their original vision, John and Cleo decided in to set up a further charity. The Wavendon Foundation was formed with the objective of raising funds to benefit both individual young artistes in need of financial aid, and organisations seeking support for music education projects. Sir John Dankworth sadly passed away on the 40th anniversary of the first performance in The Stables on 6th February Born in a London suburb, Cleo showed early singing talent, which was nurtured by her Jamaican father and English mother who sent her to singing and dancing lessons.
It was not, however, until she reached her mid-twenties that Aquarius - Cleo Laine With The John Dankworth Quartet - Cleo Laine In Australia applied herself seriously to singing. She auditioned successfully for a band led by musician John Dankworth, under whose banner she performed untilin which year the two were married.
Then began an illustrious career as a singer and actress. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Singer. Kraft Mystery Theater Singer. Show 06/10 A2 - Stigmata - Chapter One - The Complete Collection 25 episodes. Louis Blues" - uncredited. Show all 7 episodes. Ronnie's Documentary completed Herself archive.
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Herself - Jazz Performer. Herself - Jazz Vocalist. The term "jazz singer" embraces a very diverse number of styles from a hundred divergent backgrounds, and arguments continue unabated over the years as to what jazz singing really is. The resultant offspring included one Clementine Dinah - later known as Cleo. Showing all the signs of musical talent early in life, she was sent to singing and dancing lessons.
However, what progress she might have made later on was interrupted by World War Two, and an early marriage put paid to any dreams of a singing career. However, she began doing occasional work usually unpaid with local bands, until she auditioned for a place in the Johnny Dankworth Seven, at that time one of Britain's best jazz groups.
She got the job, and rose quickly to prominence in Britain. Her acclaimed recording of Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" was one of the first ever made of the song, and such performances quickly brought her to the top of British jazz popularity polls. Cleo also at this time enjoyed a celebrated career in the popular music world, as well as appearing frequently as an actress, but her love of jazz and the inherent jazz dialect of her style have never stayed far from the surface for long.
Cleo married John Dankworth inand accompanied her husband to the United Suite Nr. 3 (BWV 1009) C-dur = In C Major = En Ut Majeur - J.S. Bach*, Mstislav Rostropovich - Cello when he toured there the following year. Even thought she was not part of the musical package merely vacationing she did in fact sing a set at the Dankworth band's appearance WITH YOU - Seiko* - Plaza Birdland.
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