Philip Achille - World Renowned Harmonicist (Exclusive)
Sunday 10th February 2019
Tickets £20 (SOLD OUT), £15 (SOLD OUT)
Catch world renowned harmonicist Philip Achille in an exclusive performance with his band “Arrietty Ensemble” at the Hampstead Jazz Club. A graduate of the Royal College of Music on harmonica, Philip has played with a plethora of great musicians including UK jazz legends (Orphy Robinson and Nigel Price to name a few) and big name artists (Lionel Richie and Bon Jovi to name a few). He’s even played the BBC proms and for the Queen at the Royal Varirty Performance. Expect an evening of diverse jazz ranging from standards to unique arrangements and interpretations as one of the world’s best harmonica players shows you the harmonica in ways you’ve never seen or heard it before.
Philip Achille (harmonica) – leader
Nathan Tinker – piano
Andy Hamil – double bass and bass guitar
Eric Young – drums
Philip Achille (29) is a harmonica player currently living in London. He was classically trained from a young age by one of the great masters of harmonica James Hughes. Philip has taken part in more than 25 festivals, competitions and concerts around the world and at age 16, became the World Youth Harmonica Champion (Solo Chromatic) and the Open Harmonica Champion, at the World Harmonica Festival in Germany, which is held every 4 years.
He has also performed on a number of film soundtracks ranging from the likes of ‘Mr Bean’s Holiday’ and ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ to Korean film ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’ Alongside this he has made a number of TV appearances, most notably with Lionel Richie on the Jonathon Ross show in 2012 and with Pixie Lott on ITV’s “A Christmas Cracker” in 2014. Additionally he has performed on Jazz FM, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6.
Philip is most known for playing with big name musicians. Being classically trained yet at the same time being a jazz player, Philip has a unique approach to his own band. Philip’s goal is to play music and not worry too much about what genre it is or what label it would be associated with. The result is wide range of repertoire that draws on all of Philip’s influences, all expressed through the music he makes with his harmonica and his band.
Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:00 pm