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Judi Jackson

Judi Jackson

Jun 15th 2018 @ Theatre Royal Stratford East

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
About Judi Jackson
24-year old vocalist Judi Jackson is set to release her hotly-tipped debut EP Blame It On My Youth on December 8th 2017. Blending elements of soul, jazz and R&B, and ador...
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Friday, June 15th, 2018
7:30 PM
Theatre Royal Stratford East
London, United Kingdom
This acclaimed show tells the true story of the first racially integrated jazz club in New York - Cafe Society, which opened in December 1938.

One of the first American venues to treat the great black artists of the era with dignity and respect, the club was the launch pad for Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and many others.

Full of swinging jazz, blues, gospel and bebop, the show follows the venue’s thrilling struggles and triumphs to its eventual demise in America’s ‘Red Scare’ of the late 1940s.

Billie Holiday was one of the first headliners at the club and it was at Cafe Society that club owner Barney Josephson presented her with the classic protest lyric Strange Fruit – which became her signature song.
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About Judi Jackson
24-year old vocalist Judi Jackson is set to release her hotly-tipped debut EP Blame It On My Youth on December 8th 2017. Blending elements of soul, jazz and R&B, and ador...
Read More