Jo Harrop Presents Paul Moran

Thursday 11th July 2024

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 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.

Jo Harrop presents sensational pianist and Hammond organ player, Paul Moran (known for his work with names such as, Van Morrison/ Natalie Cole /Tom Jones/ George Michael) on July 11th in the intimacy of Hampstead Jazz Club.

Jo and Paul come together with bassist Paul Carmichael, (Allan Holdsworth/ Gary Husband) for a rare special evening, to play a set of firey groovy blues, intimate soul and cool jazz.


Paul Moran has been a ‘first call’ session musician for many producers and celebrity artists since 1989, when he first arrived on the London scene and is now regarded as a keyboard giant. He is most famous for the release of the album ‘Smokin’ B3‘, a funky, Hammond organ- based album. His more recent release, ‘Smokin’ B3 Vol 2‘, tips its hat to the 1960’s cool style of Jimmy Smith and Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes.

Paul is currently Musical Director to Van Morrison, playing piano/Hammond organ, Synths/trumpet & Flugel Horn, having directed recent live concerts such as ‘Jazz at Montreux’ and the ‘Royal Albert Hall’ as well as recent recording dates with Van Morrison.

Moran’s prolific abilities have brought him concert and recording work (UK and worldwide) with an array of artists as diverse and impressive as: Van Morrison, Natalie Cole, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Tom Jones, George Michael, Jos Stone, Mavis Staples, Bette Midler, Sister Sledge, Clare Teal, Mark Knopfler, Tony Hadley, Candy Dulfer, Rick Astley, The Drifters, Cilla Black, Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Chris Norman, Joe Walsh, Wishbone Ash, Marcella Detroit, Irene Cara, Michael Ball, Buddy Greco, Elaine Delmar, Maceo Parker (Montreux Jazz Festival), Chrissie Hynde, Jools Holland. They are a few of the many whom appreciate Paul for his sensational skills as a keyboard player, accomplished jazz musician and orchestrator.

Jimmy McGriff, in his sleeve notes for the first album ‘Smokin’ B3 Vol 1’, called Moran “the real deal…….”

Grady Harp, the Amazon critic clearly agrees in his review of ‘Smokin’ B3 Vol 2’- “Whatever your tastes Paul Moran satisfies. Volume 2 is just as classy as Volume 1

Paul’s latest release, ‘Aurora 5’ Ibiza Chill Vol 1’ sees Moran go back to his club music roots. Influenced by jazz, world music, funk and downtempo dance grooves, this is some of the finest club chill lounge music you will hear.

Each band member maintained poise throughout the set, and Moran obviously understood Morrison in terms of tempo shifts. Moranʼs accompaniment throughout was just right for the context of the show, and his keyboard playing shined on the later organ sections.” – Downbeat Magazine


Jo Harrop has firmly established herself as one of the most distinctive singer songwriters in British jazz. Having signed to Lateralize Records, she recently made her USA debut with a string of shows at some of the most prestigious venues in the country including New York’s Dizzy’s Club (Jazz at Lincoln Center) and San Francisco’s The SFJAZZ Center.

After releasing her debut LP, ‘Weathering The Storm‘, Harrop burst into the spotlight with a pair of critically-acclaimed, award-winning albums, ‘The Heart Wants’ and ‘When Winter Turns To Spring‘, attracting widespread airplay and an eclectic array of highly respected admirers including Iggy Pop, Christian McBride and Chris Seefried.

Jo Harrop possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary jazz, yet she has soul running through her veins. ‘The Path Of A Tear’, Harrop’s superb fourth album on Lateralize Records, suggests an artist determined to keep moving forward as she dives into unchartered musical waters.

“Jo Harrop is a very fine jazz singer… a superb and unimaginably good vocalist ” – Iggy Pop, BBC Radio 6 Music


Jo Harrop – Vocals

Paul Moran – Piano/Hammond

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, 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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