Ma Bessie and her Pig Foot band

Apr 17 2020 20:00 - 22:00

Hampstead Jazz Club at Duke of Hamilton, 23-25 New End , NW3 1JD London

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

Doors: 7.00pm

Show: 8.00pm-10.00pm

With a passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus started to perform as Ma Bessie in 2015, sharing the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation. With Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound, Ma Bessie mixes classic blues with jazz tunes from the inter-war years.

 Building on her passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus started to perform as Ma Bessie in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation of listeners. Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic group of musicians that look as well as sound the part, Ma Bessie combines classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.

The Ma Bessie repertoire includes classics such as ‘Careless Love’, ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’ and, of course, ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And A Bottle Of Beer)’.

"I think it's safe to say that an evening with Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot Band proves that jazz is good for the soul.” - Get Reading, reviewing a show at Reading Fringe Festival in 2017"  

Line-up:

Julia Titus - Vocals  

Matt Foster - Guitar

Andy Wilkin - Percussion

Chuck Lloyd - Sax

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