Tue, 24 Sept|
Thorpe Hall Golf Club
Jo Harrop Trio
Jo Harrop is a jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O’Day, Nina Simone, & Sarah Vaughan.
Time & Location
24 Sept 2019, 18:30
Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Thorpe Hall Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AT, UK
About The Event
Doors 6.30pm music starts at 8pm
Jo Harrop is a jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O’Day, Nina Simone, & Sarah Vaughan, and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK & Europe, including the Royal Albert Hall, The Sage, The 606 club, Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Hideaway, The Savoy, as well as clubs in Paris, Rome, Switzerland & Dubai.
Before finding herself on the jazz scene, Jo started off her career as a singer/songwriter, and also provided backing vocals for international stars, such as, Leanne Rimes, Enrique Iglesias and Neil Diamond, as well as writing and recording. More recently Jo recorded “That’s What Friends Are For” on harmonica player Mark Felthams album. She supported The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and her music has been featured on both Courtney Pine & Huey Morgans BBC Radio shows, and also Jazz FM, BBC London.
Current projects include a unique celebration of sultry songstress/songwriter, Peggy Lee & starring award winning saxophonist Tony Kofi.
“British Standard Time” which showcases British songwriting talent through the decades in a cool jazz fashion.
A swinging big band tribute to Anita O’Day
A small jazz band, exploring the soulful, intimate side of songs from the great American Songbook amongst many other beautiful creations.
"Jo has the same ability as Ella & Sinatra, to ‘get inside of a song’ and make it her own”.
"No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality"
Blues & Soul Magazine
“ A singing sensation”.... Her voice is amazing – think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine –deep, the lissome lady is a class act"
Bebop Spoken Here Blog
"Excellent tone and great stage presence"
Students and MU members (on presentation of relevant ID)