Musician/actress Annie Ross coming to the Festival
We are thrilled to announce that Scottish jazz musician Annie Ross will be attending the Glasgow Film Festival screening of No One But Me at GFT on Tuesday 21 February (17.00). The subject of the film, Ross will participate in a Q&A after the screening.
Annie Ross will also perform gigs at Glasgow venue Oran Mor on Tuesday 21 February (doors 19.30, performance start 20.30) and Thursday 23 February (doors 19.00, performance start 20.00). There will a party in the Oran Mor Brasserie following the gig on Tuesday 21 February, entrance with either a cinema or gig ticket. For more information and to buy gig tickets please visit www.oran-mor.co.uk.
Raised in Glasgow, Ross went from playing Judy Garland’s sister in Presenting Lily Mars at the age of thirteen to releasing her first solo album, Singin’ and Swingin’, by twenty-three. One third of Grammy-winning vocalese trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, she released seven albums with the group between 1957 and 1964. She has sung with the likes of Carmen McRae and Louis Armstrong, acted on screen in such films as Superman III and Short Cuts, and performed on stage opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Tim Curry.
In No One But Me, an intimate, revealing profile, the indefatigable living legend discusses her many lives from Paris singer in the 1940s to incomparable lyricist in the 1950s and Covent Garden impresario in the 1960s. Along the way there are tales of Billie Holiday, her lover Lenny Bruce, triumph and tragedy, drug addiction and her deep, abiding affection for beloved brother Jimmy Logan. Throughout it all there is the beautiful, beguiling music often with her own lyrics and always performed in her inimitable style.
No One But Me is part of the Glasgow Music and Film Festival strand.