HJC Presents - ‘The Heart Wants’ Tour with Jo Harrop
Wednesday 29th June 2022
The Hampstead Jazz Club is pleased to announce a partnership with PizzaExpress Live, to present select shows. Please note this show was originally scheduled at PizzaExpress Live in Soho, however due to unexpected works, the venue has been changed to the Hampstead Jazz Club. All ticket holders can use thier tickets at HJC.
Hampstead Jazz Club Present The Heart Wants (UK Tour), celebrating the much-anticipated first self-penned solo album by Jo Harrop. Written and recorded over the last year when the world came to a sudden standstill in the wake of the pandemic, The Heart Wants is an album about love and life, about losing and then finding oneself in the silence after the applause has faded away.
“A rare mix of delicacy and boldness” – The Guardian
Following the release of her debut original album “The Heart Wants” and launch performance at Cadogan Hall 5 Nov 2021, the album continues to build momentum and 5 star reviews from industry experts. Jo is set to take this magnificent album on tour in 2022 as the world wants to hear more of this evocative voice.
“The Heart Wants”
Written and recorded over the last year when the world came to a sudden standstill in the wake of the pandemic, “The Heart Wants” is an album about love and life, about losing and then finding oneself in the silence after the applause has faded away.
Although she has built a reputation as an intuitive interpreter of other people’s songs, Jo Harrop would be the first to admit that she always lacked the confidence to reveal her own words to the world. With no shows in her diary, she started working on what would eventually turn out to be her first album of original material with producers Hannah Vasanth and Jamie McCredie alongside a guest list of top-notch musicians including Christian McBride, Jason Rebello and Troy Miller.
From the sublime chamber pop of “If I Knew” to the Muscle Shoals soul of “Hold On“, “The Heart Wants” will no doubt come as quite a surprise to anyone who thought she was only capable of singing jazz ballads.
Beyond the mellifluous perfection of her chocolate and cream voice, there is always a beautifully bruised intimacy at the very heart of Jo Harrop’s music. It’s almost as if she’s staring directly into your soul when she sings. This may only be her second LP, yet she sounds as if she’s already lived a thousand lifetimes.
“The extraordinary voice of Jo Harrop, beautiful, sublime, spine-tingling – what a voice!” – Jo Whiley 2021
“A milestone in Jazz singing. I just wanted to listen forever” – Bebop Spoken here 2021
“Remarkable” – Jazzwise 2021
Jo Harrop – Vocals
Paul Edis – Piano
Guitar – Jamie McCredie
Jihad Darwish – Bass
Pete Adam Hill – Drums
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.
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: 6:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm