Dave Koz and Jo Harrop - JAZZ FM Classic Album Series Present Christmas Classics
Friday 30th September 2022
Tickets: £25.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£20.00 Seat – No Table
Jazz FM’s Classic Album Playback series in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club.
Nine times Grammy nominated LA based saxophonist Dave Koz and Hampstead Jazz Club’s very own Jo Harrop recreate classic Christmas songs for a special Jazz FM Christmas broadcast show.
Hosted by jazz legend Ian Shaw, the programme concentrates on pivotal classic jazz Christmas songs that have stood the test of time. Songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Doris, Peggy Lee and more….
Recorded in front of a discerning audience at the Hampstead Jazz Club, a panel led by music journalist Jonathan Wingate will play the classic tracks and discuss their opinions on why the tracks worked to create the classic work we know of today, adding a layer of knowledge and understanding that will feed the inquisitive mind of the audience.
Following the playback, Dave Koz and Jo Harrop will re-create a number of the classic tracks, performing a mini-set, which you can hear as part of the broadcast.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a special show for Jazz FM, tickets are very limited for this special event.
In a recording career that spans three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, 12 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, performances for multiple U.S. presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A Platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.
Dave Koz reunites with the original cast of the longest-running jazz-based Christmas tour, marking the 25th Anniversary milestone. Produced by the legendary Philippe Saisse, Christmas Ballads features all newly recorded Christmas favorites and one original song from Koz, who has previously released 7 holiday-themed albums, and heartfelt performances by contemporary jazz icons, trumpeter Rick Braun, guitarist Peter White, and the original co-creator of the tour, pianist David Benoit.
Hampstead Jazz Club resident artist born in Durham, Jo Harrop moved to London and quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British music. Having signed to London-based jazz label, Lateralize Records, she released “Weathering The Storm”, her debut album with Jamie McCredie, and “The Heart Wants”, which has received rave reviews everywhere from The Times to The Guardian, and has been played extensively on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM and is currently riding high in the US Jazz Album Charts.
Dave Koz – Saxophone
Jo Harrop – Vocals
Sam Watts – Piano
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £25.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £20.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 12:30 pm | Show: 1:00 pm