EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 HJC Presents Jo Harrop ‘The Heart Wants’ Showcase
Saturday 13th November 2021
Tickets: £15 (Seat), £20 (Seat at Table of 4)
Hampstead Jazz Club is proud to be one of the venue partners of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021. From 12th – 20th November, we will be presenting an exciting mix of superb music, showcasing an eclectic array of world class artists in the intimate setting of the capital’s coolest new jazz club.
Following the release of her debut original album “The Heart Wants” and launch performance at Cadogan Hall 5 Nov 2021, Jo will perform a special London Jazz Festival showcase of the album in the intimate jazz club.
“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.
“A very fine jazz singer.” Iggy Pop – BBC 6 Music
Jo Harrop – Vocals
Paul Edis – Piano
Guitar – Jamie McCredie
TBA – Drums
TBA – Bass
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm