“ Jo Harrop is a very fine jazz singer… delicious.. I believe her…’ Iggy Pop, BBC 6 Music, arrives at Piano Smithfield for her much awaited and regularly requested venue debut concert.
Born in Durham, UK and raised on a heady musical diet of Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin, Jo Harrop moved to London and quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz.
Having signed to London-based jazz label, Lateralize Records the duo will be performing a sublime suite of songs taken from When Winter Turns To Spring, her debut album with pianist Paul Edis. An achingly beautiful jazz journey through the seasons, the album has received unanimous critical acclaim and widespread airplay everywhere from BBC Radio 2 to Jazz FM.
The evening will also celebrate songs that touch on the idea of nature and the trials and tribulations of the heart. Playing numbers from Weathering The Storm and The Heart Wants, and of course, there will also be a liberal sprinkling of some of the ageless seasonal classics that have formed the soundtrack of my life, taking the audience on a journey that goes from Autumn In New York all the way through to You Must Believe In Spring.
Jo was nominated for two Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2022, for best vocalist and album of the year. Her songs have been play-listed on BBC’s Radio 2, Radio 6 & JazzFM.
Here's Jo and Paul performing this meaningful and emotional “ A Winter Love Affair”
Our Piano Smithfield audience are in for a treat as Jo Harrop blends her skill not only as a singer but also an outstanding song writer accompanied at the piano by her long-standing associate Paul Edis.
Tickets £25 plus £1.50 booking fee