"anita Sings Anita" - Anita Wardell Celebrates Anita O'day The Jezebel Of Jazz at Bulls Head Barnes Jazz Club

Larry Pryce uploaded this event on January 9, 2020


Bulls Head Barnes Jazz Club
373 Lonsdale Road
020 8876 5241


Thu, January 16, 2020

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Anita O’Day was the singer’s singer whom musicians loved, known for her highly rhythmic, playful, unique style of phrasing, whether tackling fast or slow tempos, she was always so precise and extremely musical. O’Day loved the bebop genre and was one of the first of the big band singers to immerse herself in the understanding of the art form and influenced many artists of the time including June Christy and Chris Connor. The rhythmic, improvisational flexibility of bebop was the perfect platform for Anita’s singing style and she performed all over the world in festivals and concerts with such luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington and Thelonious Monk...

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