Amy outside her grandmother Cynthia’s flat. Her grandmother influenced Amy’s style and her love of jazz.
‘From such an early age, Amy stood out just because of her attitude, like a beacon, completely … It’s her grandma Cynthia who was a really huge influence on her in lots of ways. They were very close. If you look at the pictures of Cynthia in the exhibition you can really see a lot of where Amy got her ideas and her style. In fact, Amy had an image of Cynthia and her name tattooed on her arm. Apparently Ronnie Scott asked Amy’s grandmother to marry him. I don’t know if that’s true, but they certainly dated.’ - Abigail Morris, Director of the Jewish Museum, London