Jo Harrop at Jazznights with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins at The Bell Hotel, Clare Sunday 10th March 2019 with vocals from Larraine Odell

A talented singer inspired by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, Jo Harrop performs a beautiful, straight-ahead set of timeless jazz standards. Already highly experienced she includes performances at the likes of the Jazz Cafe, Royal Albert Hall, the Sage Gateshead, Pizza Express, St. Martins In The Fields and Zedel and has been featured on Courtney Pines’ Radio 2 show ‘Jazz Crusade’, Jazz FM and BBC Radio London.

Jo Harrop

She began her career as a singer/songwriter, writing and recording a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album “Radio Contact” and as a backing vocalist, worked with internationally renowned artists including Leanne Rimes, Neil Diamond and Enrique Iglesias! Her numerous current projects include ‘Fever’, a celebration of jazz diva Peggy Lee and a big band tribute to Anita O’Day. For this 606 performance Jo will be surrounded by a phenomenally talented band, including special guest, rising star tenor saxophonist and composer, Alex Hitchcock. The lineup is completed by Jo’s handpicked trio, including the beautifully melodic Harry Sankey on guitar, winner of the Musicians’ Company’s “Young Jazz Musician Award” 2017 Will Barry on piano and up-and-coming talent Joe Downard (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) on bass. Promises to be a wonderful evening for anyone who likes their jazz hip, swinging and heartfelt.

Jo Harrop with Roger Odell

“This girl was born to sing jazz!” Blues & Soul; “A singing sensation… her voice is amazing…a class act” BeBop Spoken Here; “Excellent tone and great stage presence” Marlbank; “Alex Hitchcock….undoubtedly one of the stars of the future” Jazz FM

Jo Harrop was singing with the Jazznights Trio who were: Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins

Roger Odell
Simon Brown
Bernie Hodgkins

Additional vocals from Jazznights resident song bird Larraine Odell

Bernie Hodgkins, Jo Harrop and Roger Odell
Larraine Odell
Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 jazz cd’s we had the traditional Jazznights sitting in spot which is open to all musicians who have an opportunity to play with the band. Tonight we had the pleasure of Geoff Harrriman playing his harmonica with Brian Stapley on drums
Bernie Hodgkins, Geoff Harriman and Brian Stapley
Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins, Jo Harrop and Roger Odell

Sun 24 Mar – PETE NEIGHBOUR (clt)

Sunday 24th March 2019 Pete Neighbour will be at Jazznights

Pete Neighbour is a highly respected clarinet & sax player, originally from London and now based in the USA. He travels extensively performing in his own inimitable style of swing era jazz but for the 21st Century. He performs regularly, worldwide, in a variety of settings with concert and guest appearances all over Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

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