BRIDPORT Arts Centre is set to host its first major performance event since reopening.

Its says it will be observing all government rules and regulations with the concert socially distanced, with spaced seating and all relevant hygiene measures to ensure the safety of both audience and artists.

The music of American jazz singer Anita O’Day will be celebrated at the concert.

Singer Annika Skoogh has put together a band with some of the best musicians in the region to authentically reproduce the music of Anita O’Day. They will be at Bridport Arts Centre on the evening of Friday, October 23.

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.

Anita O’Day was an American jazz singer and self proclaimed ‘song stylist’, widely admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics. Described 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.

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