Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall | Rikette Genesis Tuesday 09 July 2024 21:00 Boisdale of Belgravia

"All of Me", "Lover Man", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Fine And Mellow" and more

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Description Price Booking fee Quantity
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £129.00 £3.00
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £99.00 £3.00
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £79.00 £3.00
info   Late Night Music - 11pm Entry £15.00 £3.00

Dinner & Table Reservations from 5 pm | Live Music: 9.00 - 11pm | Additional Late set 11.30 -12.15am

This specially-curated tribute to Lady Day was inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings The Blues.  With a band led by pianist / MD Alex Webb, the outstanding London vocalist Riketté Genesis gives her unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from her extraodinary life story. 
The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging – as did the Carnegie Hall concert – from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine And Mellow) through her 1940s Torch songs (My Man, I Cover The Waterfront) to her self-penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues – and many more.
Holiday’s memoir Lady Sings The Blues remains a unique document.  The New York Herald Tribune called it, ‘One of the most candid self-portraits ever painted on a typewriter’, and it retains the power to shock and intrigue more than half a century later.
Riketté Genesis is jazz vocalist specialising in swing era material, who recently released the EP Busy Line highlighting her traditional gypsy jazz and swing influences.  She has performed at some of the leading venues in the UK including the Southbank Centre in London, The Radio Academy Festival, WOW Festival, Wilderness Festival and The Citadel Festival. She also performed recently at one of Nigeria's leading music venues in Lagos for the Satchmo’s Jazz Festival.
Alex Webb is a pianist, arranger and songwriter with a long history of working with leading jazz vocalists; his songs have been recorded by Liane Carroll, China Moses, Jo Harrop, Allan Harris, Cherise, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and many others. He created Cafe Society Swing and co-composed Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne as well as creating many other themed live jazz shows.
Bar and heated Terrace available for pre/post-show drinks! 

Boisdale of Belgravia - 15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX

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