EFG London Jazz Festival 2023 – HJC All Stars Launch Show
Friday 10th November 2023
Tickets: £22.50 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£17.50 Seat – No Table
Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
The Hampstead Jazz Club is proud to be taking part in this year’s EFG Jazz Festival, supporting this jazz extravaganza. To kick-off the festival, the HJC All Stars will come together to perform a specially curated set of both original and new arrangements of standards.
As part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, to offer musicians a greater return for their performances, we are adding an additional £2.50 per ticket during the festival, all of which will go directly to the musicians. We hope you will support our musical community.
Led by ‘Brilliant young pianist’ and composer Paul Edis who will be joined by the stunning vocals of resident artist Jo Harrop and special guest Vimala Rowe and accompanied by an outstanding band featuring – Harry Greene (Sax/Guitar), Jihad Darwish (Double Bass).
Paul Edis – MD/Pianist
‘Brilliant young pianist’ and composer Paul Edis is rooted in the straight-ahead swinging tradition, but always seeking out and exploring new sounds. Nobody sounds quite like him or transports you to the places he travels to with his music. Simultaneously soothing and stirring, rapturous yet relaxed, Edis is a natural melodist who finds the emotional resonance
of every note.
Jo Harrop – Vocals
Resident artist at HJC and 2023 Parliamentary Jazz Award nominee for Best Vocalist of Year. Singer and songwriter Jo has been garnering a lot of attention for her smoky, intimate voice and heartfelt, intelligent lyrics.
“The extraordinary voice of Jo Harrop, beautiful, sublime, spine-tingling – what a voice!” – Jo Whiley 2021
Vimala Rowe – Guest Vocalist
Vimala Rowe, renowned recluse but party to an abundance of musical projects such as a highly successful duo with guitar legend John Etheridge of original world and Jazz inspirations, writing songs and performing with flamenco legend Paco Pena at Sadlers Wells, sellout shows at Ronnie Scott’s honouring Billie Holiday where she began this journey performing jazz with the late Bobby Wellins. Always inspiring critical acclaim, Vimala’s performances are never less than expressive, engaging, sensational and this evening will showcase some of her favourite jazz songs from her extensive repertoire.
‘There is no doubt Rowe is one of the most distinctive singers to come along in quite some time’. – The Sunday Times
‘… a singer of quite astonishing versatility and adaptability… a compelling stage presence, and savvy to burn’ – London Jazz News
Harry Greene – Saxophonist/Guitarist
Harry has firmly cemented himself as a masterful arranger, composer and bandleader. As well as regularly leading his own jazz ensembles at top UK venues and festivals. Recent performance highlights include being asked to perform at the Royal Albert Hall for the “Ronnie Scott’s at 60” Gala, and being personally selected to share the stage with New Power
Generation member and Prince side-woman Marva King for her UK tour.
Jihad Darwish – Double Bass
Jihad Darwish features on bass. He is a musician, singer and producer from London. Although focusing mainly on his own music he continues to play with and produce other artists. He has worked with Sting, Van Morrison, Jo Harrop, Anderson Paak, Ed Motta, Gilles Peterson and Zara McFarlane. His own work is released under the name Darwish and has had
his music featured by Jamie Cullum, Tom Robinson and BBC Introducing.
Piano – Paul Edis
Vocals – Jo Harrop and Vimala Rowe
Guitar/Saxophone – Harry Greene
Bass – Jihad Darwish
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 £22.50 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 £17.50 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