Fri 30 Sep | Jo Harrop Trio | Mockbeggars Hall Blewbury OX119QQ | Private house concert , strictly advance bookings and payment | 7:30 doors, 8pm show | £30 |Tickets: Izabela@dircon.co.uk
Effortlessly blurring the lines between jazz and folk, it is achingly beautiful music, that is so shot through with pathos and pain, it could melt the hardest of hearts. The Guardian dubbed her work, ‘a little gem: simple, modest and perfect,’ whilst BBC 6 Music’s Iggy Pop fell in love with her voice, calling her “a very fine jazz singer.” Warm, smoky and capable of the most delicate dynamics, Jo Harrop’s mellifluous voice reveals a rarely found intimacy.
“Whatever the subject matter, Harrop’s voice is always versatile enough to eloquently convey a range of moods and emotions; she always makes this sound effortless and natural.” All About Jazz
Sat 30 Sep | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations
Fronted by the exuberant Annie Parker on flute and bass flute, P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!