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Jazz Gate: The Music of Billie Holiday, Featuring Emilie Conway

Curated by Aengus Hackett Music, our jazz party featuring the finest of local and visiting musicians.

"Billie Holiday, born April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence in the 1930’s with a unique style that reinvented the conventions of modern singing and performance. More than 80 years after making her first recording Billie’s legacy continues to embody what is elegant and cool in contemporary music.

Emilie created "Emilie Sings Billie" in recognition of the 50th Anniversary back in 2009. This performance was greeted with sold out venues and was supported by the Arts Council for a nationwide tour. Emilie is delighted to re-visit the music of Lady Day and honour and celebrate her legacy.