The Great Ladies of Jazz: Jo Harrop Tuesday 29 September 2020 21:30 Boisdale of Belgravia

Swinging jazz and classics from Billie to Ella and Peggy Lee to Julie London
 

'The Great Ladies of Jazz'

Durham-born jazz singer Jo Harrop ‘was born to sing jazz!’ according to Blues & Soul magazine.  Her warm, intimate voice reflects her childhood absorption of the records of Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Julie London & Peggy Lee, the vocal masters who inspired her to sing.  In the pop world she has provided backing vocals for major names including Neil Diamond, Liann Rimes and Enrique Iglesias; her co-written song 'Little Laughter' was recorded by Acoustic Alchemy on their album 'Radio Contact' and she once memorably supported The Blind Boys of Alabama and London's Jazz Café.  For this date she is accompanied by Boisdales regular pianist Alex Webb and master bassist 'Level' Neville Malcolm

"This girl was born to sing jazz!" Blues & Soul

The voice is husky toned, with immaculate timing,  and an unsentimental tenderness and a shrewd wit” Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul Magazine.

“A singing sensation… her voice is amazing…a class act” BeBop Spoken Here

“Excellent tone and great stage presence” Marlbank; “Alex Hitchcock….undoubtedly one of the stars of the future” Jazz FM

“A Style Of Her Own" Jazz Journal


Alex Webb is a songwriter, arranger and pianist. His songs have been recorded by jazz singers China Moses, Mina Agossi, Sandra Nkake, Liane Carroll, Allan Harris, Alexia Gardner and Alexander Stewart, among others. His show ‘Cafe Society Swing’ has enjoyed several theatre runs in London and one in New York, where he received the New York Times ‘Critic’s Pick’.

“Here is a writer not content with peddling jazz covers but a composer hell-bent on writing some new jazz standards” – Blues & Soul

‘'Webb is a writer not content with peddling jazz covers but a composer hell-bent on writing some new jazz standards’'– From Blues & Soul

Jo Harrop recently guested on the album ‘Call Me Lucky’ by Alex Webb & The Copasetics, delivering what jazzman.com called ‘a smoothly sumptuous vocal’ on the Webb original ‘End of The Affair’.  The album received four-star reviews in the Guardian and Evening Standard.

Bar and Cigar Terrace available for pre or post-show drinks! *Music, vibes and cocktails till 1 am

ABOUT THE VENUE
Jools Holland is Patron of Music at Boisdale of Belgravia which was founded in 1989. It is a lively, warm and atmospheric restaurant with a number of spaces, including the atrium roofed Macdonald Bar and restaurant, the lovely Courtyard Garden, and the comfortable Terrace, Speakeasy Whisky Bar, three private dining rooms, live music every night, wonderful modern and classical British cuisine and a superb wine list.

Parking is always possible close by after 6.30 pm without a permit.

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