Dame Cleo Laine

This page is about Dame Cleo Laine who is a jazz and pop singer. She was born 28th October 1927. Laine is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories. She is the widow of jazz composer and musician Sir John Dankworth

Watch the Junior Filmmakers Video About Cleo Laine here.


The short film is about Dame Cleo Laine and about she was a permanent figure in jazz and mostly through the 1950's/60's This video is also about the different types of jobs she had before become the singer she had become.



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The Stables

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The Stables is a music venue situated in Wavendon, a small village on the south-east edge of Milton Keynes. The Stables hosts over 400 concerts and around 250 education events a year including the National Youth Music Camps which take place over the summer.


In 1970 Cleo Laine and Her husband John Dankworth founded the Stable Theatre in formal block in the grounds of their home. It became quite successful with 47 concerts given the first year which now has over 400 concerts and 250 educational events in its two spaces: the 400 seat Jim Marshall Auditorium and stage 2 the 80 seat studio space.

Did you know!?

Cleo is able to produce a G above high C giving her an overall compass of over three octaves