Vimala Rowe Billie Holiday
Hull Jazz Festival

Livestream: Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall

  • Starring Vimala Rowe

This event is an online livestream and is only available to watch on Saturday 13 November 2021 at 8.30pm.

Inspired by the legendary 1956 concerts at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, this words-and-music show gives a thrilling insight into this immortal jazz talent.

Rowe gives her unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from Billie’s extraordinary life story, with a stellar band led by pianist MD Alex Webb and featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet) and Denys Baptiste (tenor & clarinet saxophone).

 The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine and Mellow) through her 1940s torch songs (My Man, I Cover the Waterfront) to her classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings the Blues – and, of course, the chilling Strange Fruit.

Dates
Sat 13 November
Venue
Online
Tickets
£15
Students and Under­ 26s £6
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This event is an online livestream and is only available to watch on Saturday 13 November 2021 at 8.30pm.

Inspired by the legendary 1956 concerts at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, this words-and-music show gives a thrilling insight into this immortal jazz talent.

Rowe gives her unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from Billie’s extraordinary life story, with a stellar band led by pianist MD Alex Webb and featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet) and Denys Baptiste (tenor & clarinet saxophone).

 The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine and Mellow) through her 1940s torch songs (My Man, I Cover the Waterfront) to her classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings the Blues – and, of course, the chilling Strange Fruit.

Event Details

This event is an online livestream and is only available to watch on Saturday 13 November at 8.30pm.

If you would prefer to watch this show live, in person at Hull Truck Theatre you can purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE.

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Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including a break/interval)

Once you have booked you will receive an email with your e-ticket attached. This e-ticket will contain information about where to go to access the show along with some simple FAQs.

You will need to have your email address and Hull Truck Theatre password to hand, in order to log in to the website. If you haven't created a password you can visit our FAQs below for instructions on how to do this.

If you don’t receive your e-ticket straight away after purchasing, please check your spam/junk folders.

If you are using a smart TV, you should be able to access the show through your browser - more info in the FAQs below.

CLICK HERE for more online event help, advice and FAQs.

If there are any external issues with the internet or connection that are beyond our control, please bear with us. We will endeavour to reconnect ASAP. If we are unable to do so we will be in touch with all customers within 24hrs to discuss options.

Livestream Offer

See all 3 livestream shows for £30 (students and under 26s £12)

This offer is available online, simply add a ticket for each livestream performance to your basket and change the ticket type as required.

Vimala Rowe is sensational, the closing number, Strange Fruit, is delivered with eye-moistening poignancy The Arts Desk

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Sat 13 November
8:30PM

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