Dame Cleo Laine & John Dankworth perform at Feinstein's at the Regency.
DAME CLEO LANE, hailed as "The Queen of Jazz," is one of the most renowned singers of our time and the only singer to receive Grammy Award nominations in the Female Jazz, Popular, and Classical categories. In addition to regular concert appearances with her husband and professional partner, John Dankworth, Cleo is also an experienced actress. In London's West End, she starred in Show Boat and Colette. On Broadway, she starred in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, for which she received a Tony Award nomination, a Theatre World Award, and a Drama Desk nomination. She is the recipient of the Variety Club's "Personality of the Year", a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Jazz Society.
JOHN DANKWORTH is a composer, performer, and conductor continually crossing conventional musical boundaries. In addition to his recording and composing, John performs with his jazz ensemble, big band, and as pops music conductor of many of the world's great symphonies. He frequently tours with his wife and this past year their collaborations included the Carnegie Hall JVC Jazz Festival and some thirty engagements across the country. They recently embarked on a ten-city tour with the Ellington Orchestra, in support of their disk entitled Solitude. Among his symphony Pops recordings, he is most proud of his Grammy Award nomination (Best Instrumental Arrangement) for "Caravan" on Misty. He has been honored at the prestigious British Jazz Awards, receiving awards for band leader and musical arrangements.