Bridport Arts Newsletter
Theatre Friday 23 October, 2020 8:00pm

Jazz in the Theatre October 2020 £12


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.

Video links

Annika Skoogh

Anita O’Day in film Jazz on a Summer’s Day


Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


"Annika has a seriously good talent ... her rich, lustrous & heartfelt vocals remind me of a dancer who can leap and twist to any height or position with precision, grace and ease" 

Phonic FM