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Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of Her Life & Music | Leeds Town Hall
September 10 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
NYJO CELEBRATES AMY
NYJO alumna Amy Winehouse is undoubtably one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity and masterful songwriting made her a pop icon. Her tragic passing makes her one of the most sorely missed artists in recent memory. Now, ten years on, her music still shines, undiminished, in all its defiant brilliance.This concert series celebrates Amy’s enduring legacy, reimagining hits and revisiting early works she sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16-year-old singer, back in 2000. We aim to honour her life, and her work, with a performance that fans of big band jazz, and Amy obsessives will enjoy together.
Leeds Town Hall
Over the years, Leeds Town Hall has had many uses, from Council offices and court rooms to meetings, events, and exhibitions. Its historic Bridewell prison beneath the front steps was the holding place of notorious criminal Charlie Peace before he was transferred to Armley Gaol. It now hosts the best live music, comedy, film screenings, entertainment and more, and hosts many of the city’s renowned arts and cultural events, including Leeds International Concert Season, Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds International Beer Festival, Leeds International Piano Competition, and Leeds Conductors Competition. A £17 million redevelopment plan is in place to refurbish the building and preserve it for generations to come. The work includes a new roof, creating exciting new events spaces and facilities, and extensive refurbishment of its much-loved organ.