Amy Winehouse celebration in Bexhill

Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of her Life & Music with The National Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Winston Rollins is the offering at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on October 7.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 7:05 am
Amy Winehouse & NYJO

A spokesman said: “This concert celebrates the enduring legacy of undoubtedly one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Reimagining hits and revisiting early works, this is a chance to see some incredible young musicians honour the short but unforgettable career of Amy Winehouse with a performance that fans of big band jazz and Amy obsessives will all enjoy. Watch some of the most talented young jazz musicians in the UK mix a swingin’ rhythm section and a plethora of expressive soloists into one of the most thrilling jazz orchestras playing right now.

“This concert reimagines hits and revisits the early works that Amy sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16-year-old singer, back in 2000. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity and masterful song writing made her a pop icon and one of the most sorely missed artists in recent memory. Now, ten years on, her music still shines, undiminished, in all its defiant brilliance.

“Undoubtedly one of the greatest talents to come out of the UK, Amy Winehouse’s legacy of her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity, and masterful songwriting, has made her one of the most enduring pop icons of our time. As a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in her early career, Amy Winehouse continues to inspire the next generation of Jazz and Orchestral musicians. In the year that marks the 10 year anniversary since the tragic and untimely death of Amy Winehouse, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra celebrates her life and music in a concert at the De La Warr Pavilion this October.

“In this concert, Amy’s vocals will be powerfully handled by young vocalist Lucy-Anne Daniels, inspired by jazz and gospel greats such as Mary Mary, Ella Fitzgerald, and Amy Winehouse