HJC and Jazz FM Present Classic Album Playback Series with Leo Richardson

Nov 18 2020 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £20.00
Limited Capacity

Doors: 6.30pm

Recording Show: 7.00pm-9.00pm

Hampstead Jazz Club is an Official Venue Partner of London Jazz Festival Week November 2020 

Jazz FM Classic Album Playback series in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club

Jazz FM is celebrating 30 years of broadcasting through the music and artists that have made us famous. For three weeks in Feb 2021 , Jazz FM will broadcast a programme called “The Classic Albums”.  Hosted by journalist Jonathan Wingate, each week concentrating on a jazz album.

Classic Album:  Charlie Parker – ‘Quintet of the Year’ (1950)

This year is the centenary of Charlie Parker's birth, perhaps Parker's last great moment was his 1953 appearance at Toronto's Massey Hall, because this show reunited him with some of the biggest stars of the new jazz he had done so much to bring about. Among those present were his old trumpet partner John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (a crucial theorist in bop's harmonic concepts as well as a formidable improviser), bassist Charles Mingus, pianist Bud Powell and drummer Max Roach. All of whom played a massive part in the be bop revolution!

The show will be recorded in front of a Live Audience (subject to the COVID-19 restrictions at the time) at Hampstead Jazz Club, Jonathan and a panel playing tracks from the album and talking about them giving opinions on why the album, as a collection of tracks, worked to create the classic work we know of today.

The panel will be made up of fellow journalists, Jazz FM presenters and musicians – those in the know who can add a layer of knowledge and understanding that fed the inquisitive minds of our audience.  Following the playback, the featured musicians will re-create a number of tracks from the classic album and performed a mini-set.

Line Up:

Host: Jonathan Wingate, Broadcaster/HJC Host

Producer: Mike Vitti

Saxophone: Leo Richardson

Band: To Be Announced

Panel: To Be Announced

This is a fully seated event.  COVID-19 regulations apply for seating and all measures are in place to ensure the safety of the audience and the performers

Please note, The Venue is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so children will have to leave at the end of the evening performance.

We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time - Book Here


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