Billie Holiday, alongside Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, is considered one of the most enduring popular icons of the 20 th century.
A show coming to Buxton, entitled Lady Sings The Blues, presents the music of Billie Holiday chronologically through the 1930s to the 50s using many of the original arrangements. It is the closest that any of us will ever get to hearing that tremendous repertoire performed live, properly, just as it was when it was first performed all those years ago.
Frank Sinatra wrote “every major pop singer in the US has been touched by her genius. She was and still remains the greatest single musical influence on me. Lady Day is unquestionably the most important influence on American popular singing in the last 20 years.”
Lady Sings The Blues features six of the top British Jazz Award Winning musicians and a remarkable singer who was described by The Guardian newspaper as offering an ‘uncanny reproduction of the Holiday sound and style’.
You can catch Lady Sings The Blues at Buxton Opera House on Sunday, August 28, at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced from £18 to £20. To book, contact 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk