Sunday 23rd January 2022
£20.00 - £25.00
'The Allure of Miss Lee' a portrait of Peggy Lee, performing some of Peggy Lee’s original arrangements…
Line-up: CATHERINE LIMA vocals; GABRIEL KEEN piano; JOSÉ CANHA double bass; ALEX FIELD guitar; JASON CAMPBELL drums
Performing to sell-out crowds since 2019, The Allure of Miss Lee explores the life and songs of jazz icon, Peggy Lee. From humble beginnings in North Dakota Peggy Lee proved that ambition, drive and sheer hard work paid dividends. A prolific songwriter, she was in the entertainment industry for over 60 years and is known as one of the great female jazz innovators. Lee’s songs have always been in Catherine’s repertoire, but this project gave her the opportunity to explore the extensive back catalogue of this troubled and very talented woman. The show charts Peggy Lee's fascinating rise to fame and helps explain how she maintained her prominence on the music scene for so many years.
“I have huge admiration for this performer who was fearless in her choice of material and was very much in command of her craft and stage persona. 2020 was the centenary of the birth of Peggy Lee and I’m delighted to be reminding audiences of the brilliance of this singer.”
Highly recommended. Excellent show, well researched and presented. Steve Wright - Headgate Theatre
Great gig, great musicians and a lovely voice. Another National Jazz Archive goodie – Mike Rose - National Jazz Archive