EFG London Jazz Festival 2022 HJC Presents Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie & The Album "Weathering The Storm"
Thursday 17th November 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
EFG live is back for 2022 and The Hampstead Jazz Club is a proud supporter of this important musical event every November, bringing you a stellar line-up of events!
After an incredibly successful show earlier this year, Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie return to Hampstead Jazz Club for London Jazz Festival 2022, to perform songs from their critically acclaimed, 2020 released duets album, ‘Weathering The Storm’ played in this most intimate setting – the perfect way to experience the magic that unfolds between this musical partnership.
Experience a very special evening of solo guitar playing from Jamie, one of the most highly respected musicians on the scene, interlaced with duets from this very fine album, as well as songs written by the pair in recent times.
Jamie McCredie and Jo Harrop recently received a raft of rapturous reviews for “Weathering The Storm”, Jo Harrop’s debut album with guitarist, Jamie McCredie. The Guardian dubbed it ‘a little gem of an album: simple, modest and perfect,’ whilst BBC 6 Music’s Iggy Pop fell in love with her voice, calling her “a very fine jazz singer.”
Released during lock-down, effortlessly blurring the lines between jazz and folk, “Weathering The Storm” is an achingly beautiful and intimate album that is so shot through with pathos and pain, it could melt the hardest of hearts.
Having cut their teeth working with an array of stars including Jools Holland, Melody Gardot and Robbie Williams, Jo Harrop and Jamie McCredie took a leap of faith and started working together on what would eventually become their debut album.
Mixing up a potent blend of Great American Songbook evergreens alongside a handful of indelible classics by Tom Waits, Randy Newman and David Gates, they somehow manage to shine new light on these old songs about life, love and loss.
Harrop’s velvety voice shimmers and weaves its way between the notes of McCredie’s mellifluous, deliciously understated guitar like steam, weighing each and every word with precision, silently contemplating exactly how much she wants to reveal and how much she wants to keep hidden in the shadows of these deep-blue soliloquies. At times, she sounds as if she is living inside the songs, with each lyric a page from her diary.
Recorded live in one or two takes, often in late-night post-gig sessions in McCredie’s London studio, “Weathering The Storm” has an ageless, ineffably moving quality that is pure and true and as rare as hen’s teeth. This is the first live performance of this album in front of an audience.
Vocals – Jo Harrop
Guitar – Jamie McCredie
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 £20.00 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 £15.00 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: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm