Acknowledged as two of the most highly regarded vocalists and musicians in the UK, their spell-binding performance was perfect for an intimate setting such as this, where their stirring programme included an extensive range of classics, interlaced with well-known compositions, stylish interpretation and some fabulous arrangements by Charlie Wood.
They were joined on stage by talented bass guitarist Dudley Phillips, who provided a comforting backdrop to the celebrated couple as they presented an evening of inspirational music, harmony and outstanding versatility.
Jacqui Dankworth is, of course, the daughter of the multi-talented jazz singer Cleo Laine and the late musician Johnny Dankworth, but although primarily recognised as a jazz singer herself, she moves seamlessly amongst a wide range of genres, including folk, soul, classical and blues.
Her Memphis born husband, Charlie Wood, also discovered an early love of music, initially through his local blues and R & B scene, before heading towards New Orleans where he spent several years immersed in piano tradition and the lush lifestyle of the Big Easy. He enjoys a reputation as an accomplished, award-winning and prolific singer/songwriter and as a keyboard player for the legendary blues guitarist Albert King, as well as a recognised and talented arranger.
Their unmistakable rapport enriched the dynamics of the concert, which transferred seamlessly to an audience which eagerly absorbed their outstanding performance.