Wednesday 30th January 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
“Minton...one of the leading contemporary harpists in Europe”
Artistic Director, Cambridge Jazz Festival
Well, this is something we don't see at the Club too often, a full size harp and a terrific musician to go with it! Originating from Melbourne, Australia, jazz harpist and vocalist Tara Minton relocated to London in 2011, since when she has become one of the leading figures in UK contemporary harp circles. Tonight Tara is bringing to the Club her swinging band, featuring bassist Ed Babar and drummer Tom Early, along with her Special Guest, the Award winning pianist Phil Merriman. The musical thrust of this evening will primarily be Tara's take on some classic jazz standards, which have been specifically arranged for the ensemble, plus some songs from one of her favourite composers, Joni Mitchell. Over to Tara: "I'm currently working with the concept of narrative in music, particularly in standards. Phil Merriman has done some lovely re-harmonies that explore these ideas". The band itself performs regularly at festivals and clubs around the World and is well worth catching.
“Minton...one of the leading contemporary harpists in Europe" Artistic Director, Cambridge Jazz Festival; "I recommend [Tara] highly to everyone interested in an artist whose musical expression is equalled only by her warmth and integrity." Jakez François, Director of Camac Harpes; “We love [Tara's] soulful mix of great covers and fantastic original songs, which tell stories, and that make you tearful and get you dancing by turns” Le Blog des Harpes Camac