Ma Bessie and Her Pig Foot Band

Saturday 14th May 2022

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: 8.00pm-10.00pm

If you haven’t experienced the phenomenon that is MA BESSIE, act quickly to grab the limited tickets for this very special show hosted at The Hampstead Jazz Club!

With a passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus started to perform as Ma Bessie in 2015, sharing the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation.

Building on her passion for the “Empress of the Blues”, Julia Titus formed the band in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation of listeners.

Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic band that look and sound the part, Ma Bessie and Her Pig Foot band mix classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.  The Ma Bessie repertoire includes classics such as “Careless Love”, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” and “Gimme a Pig Foot (And a Bottle of Beer)”.

She’s awesome” – Rob Da Bank, Festival Owner and Curator, Camp Bestival

Musical highlight” – Paddy Maguire, Festival Artistic Director, Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

there are not many singers around with Bessie’s style and certainly few in this country. An exception is the larger than life and hugely talented Julia Titus” – Michael Eagleton – Marlow Jazz Club


Lead – Julia Titus (vocals)

Guitar – Matt Foster

Percussion – Andy Wilkin

Sax – Michael Wilkins

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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