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Jo Harrop Presents Rob Luft

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Jo Harrop Presents Rob Luft

From GBP 15.00

Location

Date

Apr 05 2024 20:00 - 21:30

Description

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat - No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm - Single Set 75 min

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

Jo Harrop presents remarkable guitarist Rob Luft for an evening of specially selected jazz standards, and Robs own spectacular compositions.Rob Luft's journey as a jazz guitarist has been nothing short of remarkable. Praised by The Times for his performances with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he quickly gained recognition as a musician destined for greatness. His accolades include the prestigious 2016 Kenny Wheeler Prize from The Royal Academy of Music and 2nd Prize in The 2016 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. Critics and audiences alike were captivated by his debut album, and he received nominations for several awards, including "Breakthrough Act" in the 2018 Jazz FM Awards and "Instrumentalist of the Year" in both the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and the 2019 Jazz FM Awards.
With his unmatched talent, artistic growth, and the release of his highly anticipated album "Dahab Days," Rob Luft continues to make waves in the jazz world, solidifying his position as one of the most exciting and accomplished jazz guitarists in Europe today.

ROB LUFT

Rob Luft is a true rising star, possessing a rare combination of talent as a guitarist, band-leader, composer, and captivating communicator. His debut album, "Riser," released in 2017, made an enormous impact on the domestic and European jazz scenes. Winning the prestigious Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, propelled Luft's career, and at just 23 years old, he presented a collection of originals showcasing a remarkable instrumental sound and compositional voice that reflected his individuality.

His camaraderie with bandmates and their exceptional interplay added depth to the album. Luft's joy in music-making, humility, and ability to connect with other musicians quickly made him one of the most sought-after instrumentalists to emerge from the UK in recent years. With his second album, "Life Is The Dancer," he continued to enchant audiences with his warm and joyous sound.

Now, the highly anticipated third album, "Dahab Days," showcases Rob Luft's continuous artistic growth and musical exploration. Released on Edition Records in October 2023, the album marks another significant milestone in his career. Luft's selection as a BBC New Generation Artist and his collaborations with Elina Duni have further solidified his reputation and expanded his reach throughout Europe.

"Dahab Days" reveals Luft's willingness to push boundaries and expand his sonic palette. The inclusion of a string quartet adds richness to his already captivating sound, while his talented band members play an integral role in creating a mesmerizing musical experiences. Drawing inspiration from his time in Egypt's Dahab region during the pandemic, Luft infuses the album with a unique ambiance that permeates his compositions.

Critics and audiences alike were captivated by his debut album, and he received nominations for several awards, including "Breakthrough Act" in the 2018 Jazz FM Awards and "Instrumentalist of the Year" in both the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and the 2019 Jazz FM Awards.

"Nominated “British Jazz Musician of the year” - Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018 / “Breakthrough Act of the year” - Jazz FM Awards 2018

☆☆☆☆ "thoughtfully virtuosic head-turner" The Guardian

☆☆☆☆ "an original guitarist to be prized" The Irish Times

JO HARROP

Having received unanimous critical acclaim for her last three albums, Jo Harrop recently sold out two shows at Ronnie Scott’s and a string of dates around the UK and in New York. Blessed with a chocolate and cream voice that is delicately poised between beguiling sensuality and exquisite fragility, her mellifluous music could melt the hardest of hearts.

The extraordinary voice of Jo Harrop, beautiful, sublime, spine-tingling - what a voice!" - Jo Whiley 2021

Jo Harrop is a rising name on the jazz scene today, her most recent albums being played on Jo Whiley’s radio 2 show, Iggy Pop’s BBC Radio 6 music show, and playlisted on Jazz FM, as well as gaining 4 and 5 star reviews in the Guardian, Jazzwise, The Mirror, Hifi Choice and more.

“Jo Harrop is a very fine jazz singer… a superb and unimaginably good vocalist ” - Iggy Pop, BBC Radio 6 Music


LINE-UP:

Rob Luft - Electric & acoustic guitars and kalimba

Jo Harrop - Vocals

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.

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

Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.

Organiser

Welcome to the Hampstead Jazz Club, the best new live music venue in north London. We’re proud to host intimate live performances from an eclectic mix of established musicians, as well as exciting emerging talent.

The Hampstead Jazz Club fondly brings back a unique atmosphere, reminiscent of the golden age of jazz. The club provides a functional, multi-purpose space that adds to its versatility. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to host a rehearsal, live recording, album launch, private event or more, we’d love to hear from you!

Venue

Hampstead Jazz Club, 23-25 New End, NW3 1JD London

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