JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S EVENING CONCERT FT. TARA MINTON
Jazz On A Summer’s Evening
Cadogan Hall – 5th June 2021
Hampstead Jazz Club in association with Jazz FM proudly presents Jazz On A Summer’s Evening, an exclusive event showcasing some of the brightest stars in music.
Hosted by Jazz FM’s Nigel Williams, Jazz On A Summer’s Evening will take place at London’s Cadogan Hall on Saturday 5th June in front of a socially distanced audience. For those who can’t be there, this very special show will also be streamed live around the world, mixing a perfect Summer cocktail of classic jazz from an eclectic array of artists including Tara Minton, Jo Harrop, Carroll Thompson and Paul Lee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Café Society Swing show has enjoyed several theatre runs in London and New York.
Award-winning jazz guitarist, 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.
For more information, contact The Hampstead Jazz Club at [email protected]