Melanie O’Reilly & Trio: Let me off Uptown – The Anita O’Day Story Devised and performed by jazz singer Melanie O’Reilly, this show celebrates the legendary jazz singer Anita O’Day, capturing the essence of an exceptional musical talent. In this jazz theatre piece, Melanie tells and sings the story of O’Day, who wanted to be a jazz singer and refused to let anything stop her. The show tells of a bold and unconventional musical genius who shattered the traditional role of a ‘girl singer’ with her smoky swinging style and brilliant sense of rhythm. Overcoming the setbacks of poverty and addiction, O’Day becomes one of the world’s most enduring jazz artists – anointed for her legendary performance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival captured in the ground-breaking film documentary “Jazz on a Summer’s Day”. On the night, Melanie will be accompanied by Kevin Lawlor (drums), Cian Boylan (piano) and Adrian Jackson (bass). Doors will open at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7pm sharp. The performance will take place under Government Covid-19 guidelines.
venue Wexford Arts Centre