Dame Cleo Laine

Dame Cleo Laine OBE is an enormously versatile singer and actress. She has played at venues from dance halls to London’s Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall to the Blue Note Cafe.

She has been on stage on Broadway and in London’s West End, performed opera and broadcast frequently.

She lived with her husband, the late Sir John Dankworth in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, where in 1969 they founded the charity, The Wavendon Allmusic Plan, with the aim of helping people broaden their views about music through performance and musical education.

In the converted stable block in the grounds of their home they established an arts centre that has become internationally renowned.


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