James Hudson & Jamie Safir

Saturday 23rd March 2024

Tickets: £22.50 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£17.50 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show:  8:00pm-9:30pm  – Single Set 75 min 

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

Making his debut at HJC is the outstanding British jazz vocalist James Hudson, alongside the fantastic Jamie Safir who will be playing their favourite standards from the Great American Songbook as well as some songs from James’s brand new album MOONRAY.

With a critically acclaimed debut album already under his belt and a second album out in March 2024, James Hudson is a rising star in UK jazz. A captivating performer who has a natural affinity with an audience and an effortless voice that can communicate the nuances of a melody and lyric with great interpretive prowess.

James’s new album ‘MOONRAY’ (out March 2024) is a bold and ambitious project that features a unique ensemble including horns, vibraphone and strings to create a rare and accomplished sound, which is greatly inspired by the work of George Shearing. This follows his debut album ‘TOMORROW‘ which attracted international media coverage and exceptional reviews from many top jazz publications (BBC Music Magazine, London Jazz News, Jazzwise, JazzViews), plus air-time across national radio stations where it was named ‘Album of the Week‘ by Jazz FM. 

Having recently sold out his first show at the world renowned Ronnie Scott’s, James is in demand at many of the UK’s most respected jazz clubs. Regularly performing to sell out crowds at Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Crazy Coqs, Piano Smithfield, Peggy’s Skylight (Nottingham), Hull Truck Theatre and appearing at the EFG London Jazz Festival, Leeds Jazz Festival, Wigan International Jazz Festival and the Snape Proms.

What makes James Hudson rare is that despite following in the footsteps of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Mel Tormé and a host of other legendary names – he doesn’t try to step into their shoes but remains true to himself and the song.” – Bebop Spoken Here

Hudson’s voice shows real class and consistency in his pure tone and precision of intonation” – London Jazz News

Jamie Safir

Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Musical-Director Jamie Safir is in high demand across the UK and Europe and has worked with some of the finest names in jazz and pop music.

His performance credits include: Will Young, Birdy, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, Mica Paris, The Brand New Heavies, Steps, Louise Redknapp, Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South), Gabrielle Aplin, Tony Hadley & Tony Christie.

​As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene he has worked with: Ian Shaw, Clare Teal, Judi Jackson, Claire Martin OBE, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Barb Jungr & Natalie Williams.

​”…one of the biggest talents of British jazz piano” – Jay Rayner, The Guardian


Lead – James Hudson Vocals

Piano – Jamie Safir

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, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here

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

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