The Allure of Miss Lee explores the life and songs of jazz icon, Peggy Lee. From humble beginnings in North Dakota Peggy Lee proved that ambition, drive and sheer hard work paid dividends. She became a prolific songwriter, was in the entertainment industry for over 60 years and is known as one of the great female jazz innovators. Some of Lee’s songs have always been in Catherine’s repertoire, but this project gave her the opportunity to explore the extensive back catalogue of this troubled and very talented woman. The show charts Peggy Lee’s fascinating rise to fame and helps explain how she maintained her prominence on the music scene for so many years.
Performing some of Peggy Lee’s original arrangements, Catherine is backed by an excellent quartet led by Paul Higgs on piano and trumpet.