Daughter of the legendary jazz musician and composer Sir John Dankworth and international singing star Dame Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth was brought up either on the road or by a succession of Spanish nannies. To Jacqui the positives of the entertainment world attracted more than the negatives repelled. There was never any question that she wouldn't follow her parents into show business. The only surprise was into which area she chose to go. Jacqui Dankworth's first forays onto the stage were as an actress, and a successful one at that. For many years Jacqui worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and John Dexter's Company playing a multitude of critically acclaimed roles. Soon the plays turned into musicals and before long Jacqui was playing leading parts in the West End. But the singing bug had hit, and Jacqui left the lights of the London stage to focus on her own recording career. Now she's celebrating the release of her new album Back To You, with this stunning set of originals, plus a selection from her favourite songwriters including James Taylor, Sting and Randy Newman.
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