- Dame Cleo Laine, special guest
- Emma Johnson, clarinet
- John Dankworth Quintet
- Wavendon Quartet led by Warren Zielinski
- James Pearson, piano
- Mark Nightingale, MD/trombone
A musical tribute to John Dankworth, a true pioneer of the musical world, who enjoyed a glittering career spanning more than 50 years as performer, composer and conductor. Internationally acclaimed clarinettist Emma Johnson is joined on stage by Dame Cleo Laine, the John Dankworth Quintet and the Wavendon Quartet led by Warren Zielinski.
This all-star line-up performs a wide-ranging selection of music written or arranged by John. The programme includes movements from the Suite for Emma, especially composed for Emma Johnson, Turkish Delight, Experiments with Mice, I Got Rhythm, and a wonderful Gershwin medley.