JAZZ FM Classic Album Series - Vanessa Haynes Presents Aretha Franklin – Never Loved A Man, The Way I Love You

Wednesday 23rd August 2023

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£17.50 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

8:00pm – 8:45pm (Panel Discussion with playback of Classic Album)

9:00pm-9:45pm (Live Re-creation of Classic Album)

Jazz FM’s Classic Album Playback series in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club. Vanessa Haynes recreates songs from the classic album Aretha Franklin – Never Loved A Man, The Way I Love YouThis evening will form two episodes of Jazz FM’s Classic Album playback series that will broadcast on the station throughout September on Saturday/Sunday nights at 9pm. 

Hosted by jazz legend Claire Martin OBE, each week the programme concentrates on a pivotal classic jazz album that has stood the test of time. Recorded in front of a discerning audience at HJC, a panel led by Ian Shaw will play tracks from the album and discuss their opinions on why the album as a collection of tracks worked to create the classic work we know of today, adding a layer of knowledge and understanding that will feed the inquisitive mind of the audience. Following the playback, Vanessa Haynes will re-create a number of tracks from the classic album, performing a mini-set, which you can hear as part of the broadcast. 

Vanessa Haynes

One of the greatest voices of the modern era, Haynes cut her teeth working as a backing vocalist for Van Morrison and Chaka Khan before stepping into the spotlight to become lead singer of British funk legends, Incognito. She will be performing songs from her first two solo albums alongside a selection of her favourite soul and jazz classics.

With her deeply soulful and gospel tones, it’s easy to hear why The Guardian’s esteemed jazz critic, John Fordham, recently described Haynes as ‘a remarkable vocalist,’ whilst the Evening Standard simply called her a ‘soulful powerhouse’ We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves.

Host and Panel
Host – Claire Martin OBE
Panel – Ian Shaw and Sammy Stein

Vanessa Haynes  – Vocals
Tom O’Grady – Piano

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 £17.50 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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