Monday 27th May 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“A singing sensation… her voice is amazing…a class act”
Bebop Spoken Here
A talented singer inspired by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, Jo Harrop performs with a wonderfully clear, controlled and expressive voice. Already highly experienced she includes performances at the likes of the Jazz Cafe, Royal Albert Hall, the Sage Gateshead, Pizza Express and St. Martins In The Fields and has been featured on the likes of Courtney Pines' Radio 2 show 'Jazz Crusade', Jazz FM and BBC Radio London. Her numerous current projects include ‘Fever’, a celebration of jazz diva Peggy Lee and a big band tribute to Anita O’Day. For this 606 performance Jo will be bringing her "Time And Place” project to the Club, featuring Vasilis Xenopoulos-sax, Paul Edis-piano, Andy Champion-bass and Pete Adam Hill-drums. The music is a collection of original songs composed by the outstanding young pianist Paul Edis, alongside arrangements of classics from the Great American Songbook, inspired by the themes of Time and Place. Paul and Jo grew up streets away from each other in the North East, but didn't actually meet until some years later in London. Since then, they have played regularly together at venues including Sage Gateshead, Gala Theatre and Jazz Festival Durham, as well as featuring on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Record Requests as part of the Free Thinking Festival in 2019. This promises to be a wonderful evening for anyone who likes their jazz hip, swinging and heartfelt.
"This girl was born to sing jazz!" Blues & Soul; “A singing sensation… her voice is amazing…a class act” BeBop Spoken Here; "Edis…a significant new voice in British Jazz" Jazz Journal; "Edis & Harrop….masterful musicians….so good one didn’t want the night to end” The Northern Echo; "Xenopoulos…a tremendous asset to the UK Jazz Scene" LondonJazzNews