NYJO alumna Amy Winehouse is undoubtedly one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity and masterful songwriting made her a pop icon. Her tragic passing makes her one of the most sorely missed artists in recent memory. Now, ten years on, her music still shines, undiminished, in all its defiant brilliance.
This concert celebrates Amy’s enduring legacy, reimagining hits and revisiting early works she sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16-year-old singer, back in 2000. Enjoy this opportunity to see some incredible young musicians honour Amy’s short but unforgettable career with a performance that fans of big band jazz, and Amy obsessives will enjoy together, as one.
Taking on the role of Amy, lead vocalist Lucy-Anne Daniels states:
“It’s a bit nerve-wracking because Amy was once me! It’s really lovely [the project] because it highlights both me, and Olivia as up and coming musicians.”