Hampstead Jazz Club presents - A Very Special Evening of Festive Jazz
Hampstead Jazz Club in association with Jazz FM proudly presents a very special evening of exclusive festive jazz performances at London’s Cadogan Hall on Saturday 19th December 2020.
Hosted by Jazz FM’s Nigel Williams, A Very Special Evening Of Festive Jazz will take place in front of a socially distanced audience and will be streamed live around the world, showcasing a perfectly mixed cocktail of classic jazz with a twist of festive favourites from an eclectic array of artists including Carroll Thompson, Jo Harrop, Tara Minton and Paul Lee. Plus some special guest appearances to be announced.
After what has been an incredibly difficult year for musicians in the jazz community, all profits from live streaming ticket sales will go to the Hampstead Jazz Club musicians’ support fund.
Jazz FM will broadcast the concert shortly after the event. You can listen in colour across the UK on your digital radio, smart speaker, on DTV and on the app.
This show will carry a festive flavour, presenting an outstanding and eclectic collection of artists with broad appeal.
Carroll Thompson, Paul Lee and guests (9:00pm – 10:00pm)
Carroll Thompson burst on the scene in 1980, straight from the gospel traditions of her grandmother’s home, with a million-selling self-penned debut album. HOPELESSLY IN LOVE stayed in the UK reggae charts for an amazing and record-breaking two and a half years, much of that time in the Number 1 slot. Carroll has sung with MICHAEL JACKSON, STEVIE WONDER, TOM JONES, ART BLAKEY, STING, LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY, SADE and many more. ‘NO ONE SINGS MORE SULTRY’ – BBC
Paul Lee began his formal music training at Trinity School of Music where he studied pianoforte, later concentrating his focus on voice. Along with his contributions to various Gospel artists, Paul has also performed with mainstream names such as Stevie Wonder, Pet Shop Boys, Mike Oldfield, Dina Carroll, and Clive Griffin. Paul Lee was a part of the Royal Wedding, singing a solo in a rendition of 'Stand By Me'.
Jo Harrop and Paul Eddis (7:50pm-8:30pm)
'"Jo Harrop is a very very fine jazz singer." - Iggy Pop, BBC 6 Music
Featuring new arrangements of festive favourites penned by ‘brilliant young pianist’ Paul Edis and performed by ‘velvet-voiced’ Jo Harrop.
Tara Minton (7:00pm-7:40pm)
Having cut her teeth working with everyone from Melbourne Opera to Björk, Australian-born singer and jazz harpist Tara Minton is the missing link between Dorothy Ashby and Joni Mitchell. She has just released Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid, an astonishingly adventurous impressionist dreamscape that drifts seamlessly between jazz and contemporary classical.
For more information, please contact The Hampstead Jazz Club, firstname.lastname@example.org