Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat - No Table
HJC Presents Paul Ryan & Jamie Safir
Paul and Jamie’s last show at Hampstead was a sell-out, so early booking is advised for this “up close and personal” collection of jazz-inflected standards.
PAUL RYAN, a favourite vocalist of the late jazz critic Jack Massarik, returns to Hampstead Jazz Club to join pianist JAMIE SAFIR to draw inspiration from the historic collaboration between Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, for an intimate evening of selections from the Great American Songbook – this time with a seasonal twist.
Paul’s relaxed style evokes the golden age of the great crooners but his rich baritone is very much his own. As a seasoned and highly respected vocalist, Paul has performed at some of London's most prestigious venues which includes: Ronnie Scott’s, the Hippodrome Casino, the Crazy Coqs, Pizza Express Soho and the Pheasantry.
“An evening with Paul Ryan is a rare treat. He has the sublime gift of putting an audience at their ease. His songs are well-chosen, his delivery is a delight. Everything is guaranteed to make you feel better.” – SIR MICHAEL PALIN
“Ryan sings with a knowledge and understanding of the nuances and wit of the great lyricists…each song a narrative…personal and poignant, opening up a thousand memories.” – JAZZWISE
“Ryan’s relaxed delivery (was) complemented by Safir’s reflective and melodic piano…notes falling like cascades of raindrops, or tears, before an emphatic statement led back to the melody…the encore was a masterpiece of beauty and timing showing the empathy between the two performers.” - JAZZ JOURNAL
Jamie is one of the most talented young pianists to emerge in recent years and his extreme versatility has led him to work not only with such jazz legends as Ian Shaw, Barb Jungr and Elaine Delmar but also with Will Young, Olly Murs and the Brand New Heavies among many others.
He was a keyboardist in the hit 2017 musical Bat Out Of Hell and is currently Musical Director for Patti Boulaye and working on ‘The Sweetest Sounds of Rogers and Hart’ featuring Claire Moore & Robert Meadmore.
‘Safir plays with wonderful judgment, delicacy and alertness’ London Jazz News ‘The star of the show and the binding force behind the entire set was Jamie Safir. Not only a pianist at the start of a hugely promising career, but a musical arranger of true talent.’ - Musical Theatre Review
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time. No dogs allowed in the Jazz Club.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time - Book Here