Annika Skoogh Sings Anita O’Day
Anita O’Day was an American jazz singer and self proclaimed ‘song stylist’, widely admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics. Described in The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings as ‘the toughest, most dramatic and most fiercely swinging of all jazz singers’ she is probably best remembered for her performance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in the States when she wore a spectacular black dress, white gloves and large hat, an event captured in the Jazz On a Summer’s Day documentary which made her an international superstar.
Vocalist Annika Skoogh has put together a fine band with some of the best musicians in the South West to authentically reproduce the music of Anita O’Day. They focus mostly on songs from Anita’s collaboration with The Oscar Peterson Quartet ‘Anita Sings The Most’ but also O’Day classics such as Sweet Georgia Brown. The band features the UK’s best Oscar Peterson interpreter (and British Jazz Awards winner) Craig Milverton on piano, Steve Dow on guitar, Jim Rintoul on double bass and Gary Evans on drums.
Annika Skoogh https://youtu.be/5wdBUP4HJj0
Anita O’Day in film Jazz on a Summer’s Day https://youtu.be/WTOHZXFEO5c