Alex Webb MD and piano
Phil Merriman piano
Paul Edis piano
Ciyo Brown guitar
Tommaso Starace saxophone
Freddie Gavita trumpet
Ed Babar double bass
David Ingamells drums
Amika String Quartet
Hosted by Nigel Williams, Jazz FM
Please note the changes from the originally announced artist line up
In light of the newly announced restrictions for November, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday 19 December.
Existing tickets for the Saturday 21 November performance will be valid for the rescheduled date. If you are unable to make the new date, please contact the box office on 020 7730 4500 or via our online form and a member of our team will assist you. (Please note our box office team is receiving a high volume of calls at present, so we thank you for your patience.)
Thank you for continued support and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Hampstead Jazz Club in association with Jazz FM proudly presents A Very Special Evening Of Festive Jazz.
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 festive twist 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 across the UK on your digital radio, smart speaker, on DTV, and on the app.
Known the world over as The Queen Of Lover’s Rock, Carroll Thompson first burst into the spotlight 40 years ago with her ground-breaking million-selling debut album, Hopelessly In Love. Having worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson, Thompson is one of the most unmistakable voices in music. She will be showcasing songs from her forthcoming Where Did Our Lovers Go, a celebration of her lifelong love of jazz.
Perhaps best known for his unforgettable performance of Stand By Me at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Paul Lee’s deliciously soothing gospel tones are the perfect tonic for these difficult times
Having recently received a raft of rapturous reviews for her Weathering The Storm album, Jo Harrop is one of the brightest new stars in the jazz universe. Described by BBC 6 Music’s Iggy Pop as “a very fine jazz singer,” she has a velvety voice that can melt the stoniest of hearts.
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 Joni Mitchell and Dorothy Ashby. She has just released the critically acclaimed Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid, an astonishingly adventurous impressionistic dreamscape of an album.
Alex Webb (MD and Piano), Phil Merriman (piano), Paul Edis (piano), Ciyo Brown (guitar), Tommaso Starace (saxophone), Freddie Gavita (trumpet), Ed Babar (double bass), David Ingamells (drums) all accompanied by the Amika String Quartet.
Our Musical Director, Alex Webb, is one of the UK’s most in-demand jazz pianists. He has written songs for everyone from China Moses to Liane Carroll. His critically acclaimed show Café Society Swing has enjoyed several theatre runs in London and New York.
Award-winning jazz guitarist Ciyo Brown has worked with a galaxy of stars including Paul Weller, Sly & Robbie, and Annie Lennox, he’s one of the finest jazz guitarists of the modern era.
Having worked with everyone from Gregory Porter to Dionne Warwick and appeared everywhere from Ronnie Scotts to the Royal Albert Hall, Freddie Gavita has built a reputation as one of the world’s most versatile and virtuosic jazz trumpet players.
One of Europe’s finest saxophonists, Tommaso Starace has recorded 10 critically acclaimed solo albums and worked with a who’s who of jazz including Dave O’Higgins and Dave Liebman.
Duration: 3 hours (including a 25 minute interval)
£50 (VIP - premium seat price includes a glass of prosecco), £30, £20
Live Streaming Access Ticket - £5 (details of how to book below)
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Live Streaming Access Ticket
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