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David McAlmont presents

Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall

Sue Richardson trumpet
Katy Jungmann tenor sax & clarinet
Flo Moore bass
Sophie Alloway drums
Alex Webb piano, arranger, MD

From the Musical Director who brought Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne to last year’s Festival, don’t miss this year’s tribute to another legendary singer.

Inspired by Billie Holiday’s legendary 1956 concert, at which her performance was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings The Blues, singer David McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from her extraordinary life story. The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, including; ‘What A Little Moonlight Can Do’, ‘My Man’, and ‘Don’t Explain’.

Important information

Duration: c. 1 hour 20 mins
Note that immediately after the event there will be NNF staff outside the Playhouse to direct you towards the Festival Launch procession - you will be able to enjoy that event after this performance.

David McAlmont - 'Don't Explain'

David McAlmont performs 'Don't Explain' as part of his 'Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall' performance at The Pheasantry, London in March 2018.

David McAlmont - 'Travellin' All Alone'

David McAlmont performs 'Travellin' All Alone' as part of his 'Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall' performance at The Pheasantry, London in March 2018.

David McAlmont - 'My Man'

David McAlmont performs 'My Man' as part of his 'Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall' performance at The Pheasantry, London in March 2018.

McAlmont & Butler - 'Yes'

David McAlmont and Bernard Butler perform 'Yes', their 1995 debut single and first UK hit.

Tickets

Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s 10% off tickets within certain price bands

Under 26: £7.50

Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

A Copasetic production


Image credits: Masthead © Anthony Elvy