Paul Ryan & Jamie Safir - TOGETHER AGAIN
Saturday 30th October 2021
Tickets: £25.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£20.00 Seat – No Table
PAUL RYAN, a favourite vocalist of the late jazz critic Jack Massarik, returns to Hampstead Jazz Club to reunite with pianist JAMIE SAFIR, HJC’s own musical director for this re-opening gig to welcome audiences back to the Club.
Together, Paul and Jamie draw inspiration from the historic collaboration between Tony Bennett and Bill Evans for an intimate evening of selections from the Great American Songbook. The show will feature a few numbers from their newly-released album, Love Look Away, now available on CD, iTunes and Spotify.
Paul’s relaxed style evokes the golden age of the great crooners but his rich baritone is very much his own and he has performed at Ronnie Scott’s, the Hippodrome Casino, the Crazy Coqs, Pizza Express Soho and the Pheasantry.
Jamie is one of the most talented young pianists to emerge in recent years and his extreme versatility has led him to work not only with such jazz legends as Ian Shaw, Barb Jungr and Elaine Delmar but also with Will Young, Olly Murs and the Brand New Heavies among many others. Paul and Jamie’s previous shows at the Jazz Club have been sell-outs, so early booking is advised for this “up close and personal” collection of jazz-inflected standards.
“An evening with Paul Ryan is a rare treat. He has the sublime gift of putting an audience at their ease. His songs are well-chosen, his delivery is a delight. Everything is guaranteed to make you feel better.” – Sir Michael Palin
“Ryan sings with a knowledge and understanding of the nuances and wit of the great lyricists…each song a narrative…personal and poignant, opening up a thousand memories.” – Jazzwise
“Ryan’s relaxed delivery (was) complemented by Safir’s reflective and melodic piano…notes falling like cascades of raindrops, or tears, before an emphatic statement led back to the melody…the encore was a masterpiece of beauty and timing showing the empathy between the two performers.” – Jazz Journal
“Jamie Safir is one of those pianists who seem to inhabit the piano…he plays with wonderful judgement, delicacy and alertness.” – London Jazz News
For £25.00 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 share a table for 4.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
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. No dogs allowed in the Jazz Club.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm