SPIRIT FINGERS with special guest Judi Jackson
Friday 26th July 2019
All Seat Tickets – £20
Doors: 7.30pm, Show: 8.00pm
Best Jazz Instrumental Album GRAMMY AWARD Candidate
‘If you’re in the mood for the high-fusion era of Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, this will definitely do it for you.’ Stereogum
‘This group really dazzles.’ Jazzwise Magazine
To celebrate the release of their critically acclaimed debut album on vinyl, Los Angeles jazz-fusion masters, Spirit Fingers, have announced a whistle-stop Summer tour of London’s most prestigious jazz venues. Over the course of five nights in July, this incendiary quartet will be performing at Pizza Express Live, Boisdale Canary Wharf, Ronnie Scott’s and the capital’s coolest new venue, Hampstead Jazz Club.
An exclusive for HJC, vocalist Judi Jackson, artist in residence 26 years old from Roanoke, Virginia, USA will be joining Spirit Fingers as a special guest.
Having cut his teeth working with the Miles Davis Electric Band and the Buddy Rich Big Band, virtuoso pianist Greg Spero spent several years touring with chart-topping R&B and pop artists including The Weeknd and Halsey. Itching to dive back into deeper, jazzier waters, Spero spent a year composing the music that would go on to make up their first album before forming Spirit Fingers alongside guitarist Dario Chiazzolino, bassist Hadrien Feraud and drummer Mike Mitchell, three of the finest musicians on the West Coast.
A heady cocktail of cool jazz-fusion and fiery funk that seamlessly blurs the boundaries between Brad Mehldau, Al Di Meola and Herbie Hancock, Spirit Fingers’ debut album has received a raft of rapturous reviews in prestigious American publications including the Chicago Sunday Times, Stereogum and Downbeat. Like all of the best bands in the long and winding history of jazz, Spirit Fingers somehow manage to be tight but deliciously loose at the same time. Now they are ready and raring to show audiences on this side of the Atlantic what all the fuss is about.
Judi Jackson – special guest (vocals)
Greg Spero – piano
Dario Chiazzolino – guitar
Max Gerl– bass
Mike Mitchell (aka Blaque Dynamite) – 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.
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
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm