Jo Harrop Presents Remarkable Trumpet player Quentin Collins
Saturday 21st October 2023
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
***Following the huge success of a whole year of sold out ‘Jo Harrop Presents’ shows live at The Hampstead Jazz Club, the October line up is just as exciting, when Jo presents remarkable trumpet player, Quentin Collins.
Quentin has played on major stages around the world, with Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Roy Ayers and Gregory Porter, but this is an opportunity to see him perform in the intimate cosy basement of Hampstead Jazz Club. Singer Jo Harrop will perform songs from her albums with Quentin, and he will also play songs from his own repertoire. Featuring ace pianist Sam Watts & amazing bassist, Jihad Darwish.
Quentin has established himself as one of the UK’s leading jazz and commercial players, who at only 19 years old, played the instantly recognisable part on ‘Do Your Thing’ by Basement Jaxx and featured on ‘Star Chasers’ from 4Hero’s mercury nominated album, ‘Two Pages‘.
At just 19 years old, he featured on ‘Star Chasers’, a track from 4Hero’s Mercury nominated album Two Pages and soon after, played on the instantly recognisable ‘Do Your Thing’ by Basement Jaxx.
His debut as leader came with the release of ‘If Not Now Then When‘ (Sunlightsquare, 2007) and in 2019 he assembled an all-star, transatlantic sextet to release Road Warrior (Ubuntu Music), a collection of original, straight-ahead contemporary bop compositions written by Collins and alto saxophone ace Tom Harrison. The album features pianist Dan Nimmer, drummer Willie jones III, bassist Joe Sanders, tenor sax player Leo Richardson and Meilana Gillard on alto sax.
Amongst other plaudits, the album received a ★★★★ review from the Guardian Newspaper that stated: “The combination of virtuosity, togetherness and sheer spirit that emerges from these nine tracks is quite remarkable.” and a glowing review from Jazz Journal described it as “A vibrant mix of contemporary straight ahead jazz and hard bop… This is creative ensemble playing of the highest order. It sparkles with energy and has highly impressive soloing from musicians at the top of their game.”
Having received unanimous critical acclaim for her last three albums, Jo Harrop recently sold out two shows at Ronnie Scott’s and a string of dates around the UK and in New York. Blessed with a chocolate and cream voice that is delicately poised between beguiling sensuality and exquisite fragility, her mellifluous music could melt the hardest of hearts.
“The extraordinary voice of Jo Harrop, beautiful, sublime, spine-tingling – what a voice!” – Jo Whiley 2021
Jo Harrop is a rising name on the jazz scene today, her most recent albums being played on Jo Whiley’s radio 2 show, Iggy Pop’s BBC Radio 6 music show, and playlisted on Jazz FM, as well as gaining 4 and 5 star reviews in the Guardian, Jazzwise, The Mirror, Hifi Choice and more.
“Jo Harrop is a very fine jazz singer… a superb and unimaginably good vocalist ” – Iggy Pop, BBC Radio 6 Music
Jo Harrop – Vocals
Quentin Collins – Saxophone
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