“That Holiday Feelin" The Joe Williams Christmas Album with Hugo Jennings
Thursday 7th December 2023
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
Singer Hugo Jennings is joined by some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians to present the music from one of the all-time great jazz albums, Joe Williams ‘That Holiday Feelin’ – live from The Hampstead Jazz Club stage!
Jazz pianist and singer Hugo Jennings is a rising star on the London jazz scene, who is known both for his tasteful playing and resonant bass vocals, and his work as founder and director of the highly successful Battersea Jazz Festival. He has performed with many of London’s greatest names in jazz at some of the city’s most prestigious venues, ranging from jazz clubs such as Toulouse Lautrec and the Junction, to larger halls such as Battersea Power Station and the Clapham Grand.
Last winter, he formed a group Matyas Gayer on piano, Matyas Hofecker on double bass, and Robbie Ellison on drums, to celebrate the music of one of the great jazz vocalists, Joe Williams. Featuring some of the most highly-respected musicians in London Europe, the band is designed to showcase the multitude of styles and colours which Joe performed and recorded throughout his career, ranging from his sensitive and operatic small-group albums with the likes of Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, George Shearing, as well as his rousing bluesy hits with Count Basie, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, and many others.
In this evening’s show, the material comes from Joe Williams’s album “That Holiday Feelin“,released in 1990 by Verve. Described as a “warm and cozy greeting card of an album” – featured tunes include Christmas classics such as ‘The Christmas Song’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, carols such as ‘Silent Night’, and lesser-known tunes like ‘Christmas Rainbows’. Expect an evening of great variety, as well as musicianship and interpretation of the highest quality.
Lead – Hugo Jennings, vocals
Piano – Matyas Gayer
Drums – Robbie Ellison
Bass – Matyas Hofecker
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 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