Wednesday, 10 March 2010
IDA Updates -- Jessie
Jessie Buckley finished second in IDA and having taken part in the 'Phantom 2' Sydmonton workshops and performed a solo 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' at the ALW Hyde Park concert, she joined the cast of 'A Little Night Music', playing Anne Egerman.
The show was initially staged in Southwark's Menier Chocolate Factory, subsequently moving to the Garrick Theatre for a short West End run.
Also in 2009 Jessie appeared at a one-off event at the Apollo Theatre, celebrating the work of song-writer Michael Bruce, appeared at very short notice in a play entitled 'On Touch' in Trafalgar Studios and performed at a Christmas concert in Ireland with the Tipperary Millenium Orchestra. Her performances at the latter are available on Youtube and are well worth viewing.
In December she performed two jazz solos; 'Hit The Road Jack' and 'Stormy Weather' at a show with the Cantabile Quartet at the Prince of Wales Theatre. She was joined onstage by Daniel Boys.
I was also fortunate enough to see Jessie and Niamh perform 'Ave Maria' at Rachel's wedding last September.
This year Jessie has continued to pursue a jazz theme, performing sets at Knightsbridge. In February she performed at Manchester and Birmingham in 'Valentines At The Musicals' and has upcoming jazz dates at Knightsbridge, North London and Lowestoft in Suffolk. She is also scheduled to appear at the Royal Albert Hall at the 'Night Of 1000 Voices' in May.