The Blues Explosion with Marcus Bonfanti featuring Jo Harrop @ Bishops Court Farm

Sunday 15th October 2023

Tickets: £22

Doors: 6.00pm

Show: 7.00pm

Hampstead Jazz Club proudly presents the hotly anticipated third season of The Snug Sessions at Bishop’s Court Farm, a series of nine very special shows featuring a line-up of some of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz and soul.

The venue for this event is:

Bishop’s Court Farm, 91 High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, OX10 7HP

‘Utterly spellbinding.’ The Times

‘A rare mix of delicacy and boldness. Sheer perfection.’ The Guardian

Marcus Bonfanti has the blues running through his veins like a stick of rock. With a gutsy, whiskey-soaked voice that sounds like the missing link between Tom Waits, Paul Rodgers and Leon Russell, his music is a potent gumbo stew of classic blues and rock and roll.

Bonfanti’s sound has an intoxicating edge that has won him numerous awards and a raft of critical acclaim since he first burst into the spotlight. He has had a regular residency at Ronnie Scott’s for over a decade and worked with an illustrious list of legends including Van Morrison, Ronnie Wood and Eric Burden.

For this special Snug Sessions show, Bonfanti and his barnstorming band will be joined for a unique set of timeless jazz and blues duets by the unmistakable voice of Jo Harrop, who first collaborated with him on her debut solo album, The Heart Wants.

Warm, smoky and capable of the most delicate dynamics, Harrop’s sublime voice shimmers and weaves its way between the notes of Bonfanti’s deliciously understated bluesy guitar like steam, revealing an intimacy few singers are capable of generating.

After signing to London-based jazz label, Lateralize Records, she received rave reviews everywhere from The Times to The Guardian and has been played extensively on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM.

Marcus Bonfanti – Guitar/Vocals
Jo Harrop – Vocals

Located just five miles from Didcot and nine miles from Oxford and set on a 300-acre site in the village of Dorchester-on-Thames in the heart of the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, Bishop’s Court Farm is a magical, family-friendly and fully sustainable home to 70 characterful alpacas alongside a host of horses, goats, pigs and sheep. 

For more details please visit: Home – Bishops Court Farm


Bishop’s Court Farm
91 High Street
OX10 7HP


Doors: 6:00 pm | Show: 7:00 pm

Share this event