Sat 13 Apr | Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee

  • Corn Exchange
  • Sat 13 Apr
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £14 / £12

Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was one of the great figures of American popular song and had a career spanning six decades.  Songs featured in the show include Lee’s Fever and Why Don’t You Do Right and The Folks Who Live on the Hill.  Peggy Lee, unlike most other singers of her generation also distinguished herself as a songwriter, penning It’s A Good Day, I Love Being Here With You and He’s a Tramp (the last featuring in the Disney film The Lady And The Tramp).  Lee also delivered a moving acting performance in the film Pete Kelly’s Blues.

Sinatra called her ‘regal’; Duke Ellington called her ‘the queen’. Jo Harrop pays tribute to the sultriest songstress of all, Peggy Lee. With Alex Webb (piano), Henry Gilbert (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax), Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee classics such as Fever, Why Don’t You Do Right and Folks Who Live On The Hill.

Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was one of the great figures of jazz and American popular song, with a career spanning six decades. She wrote and sang for Disney’s ‘Lady And The Tramp’ as well as appearing in the gritty drama ‘Pete Kelly’s Blues’ and had a string of hits stretching from her early days with Benny Goodman until the 1990s.

“A singing sensation…. Her voice is amazing – think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine – the lissom lady is a class act” – Bebop Spoken Here Blog on Jo Harrop.

“This girl was born to sing jazz!” Blues & Soul magazine

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926