Billie Holiday, alongside Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, is considered one of the most enduring popular icons of the 20th century.
A show coming to Buxton, Lady Sings The Blues presents the music of Billie Holiday chronologically through the 1930s to the 50s using many of the original arrangements.
It is the closest that any of us will ever get to hearing that tremendous repertoire performed live, properly, just as it was when it was first performed all those years ago.
Frank Sinatra wrote: “every major pop singer in the US has been touched by her genius. She was and still remains the greatest single musical influence on me. Lady Day is unquestionably the most important influence on American popular singing in the last 20 years.”
Lady Sings the Blues takes place at Buxton Opera House on August 28 at 7.30pm. Tickets for are priced from £18 to £20 and discounts are available. To buy tickets call the box office on 01298 72190 or buy online at http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk