Born in Durham and raised on a heady musical diet of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin, Jo Harrop cut her teeth as a session singer, working with a host of iconic artists including Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart and Gloria Gaynor. After moving to London, she quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz. Having signed to London-based jazz label, Lateralize Records, she recently received a raft of rapturous reviews for Weathering The Storm, her debut with guitarist, Jamie McCredie. The Guardian dubbed it ‘a little gem of an album: simple, modest and perfect,’ whilst [...]
From the 30s, 40s, and 50s to Christmas Festivities! Experience the Bluebird Belles’ beautiful, slick vocal harmonies in an authentic vintage style. After two sell-out performances Burrough Jazz is delighted to welcome back the mesmerising, close harmony trio, the Bluebird Belles. Dubbed 'the best thing since The Andrews Sisters', The Bluebird Belles are a professional 1940s & vintage vocal harmony trio from the West Midlands. Inspired by The Andrews Sisters and specialising in retro sounds from the 1920s up to the present day, the truly talented trio is guaranteed to engage the audience with a highly polished and visually stunning performance. [...]
Wendy Kirkland - Vocals and Keyboard Pianist and singer Wendy Kirkland has been a mainstay of the UK Jazz scene since the late noughties. After being persuaded to sing by a great friend and guitarist, Bill McCreath, Wendy learned to reach people who are perhaps turned off by instrumental jazz, as she learnt to communicate with the audience through the songs. Pat Sprakes - Double Bass Pat Sprakes is a guitarist and bassist, who has the uncanny knack of combining technicality whilst retaining solid harmonic rhythm and groove. A UK established jazz guitarist, Pat cut his teeth working with Tony Kofi [...]
Sara Dowling with supreme company and jaw-dropping, mesmerising musicality. Not one to miss; an irresistible Red Bull for all music-lovers. Sara’s fabulous musical fearlessness combined in great musical partnership with top-rankers, Ross Stanley (piano), Dario Di Lecce (bass) and Steve Brown (drums), will deliver breath-taking arrangements of the classic American songbook together with stunning originals. Rip-roaring standards, swinging Latino and inspired ballads. Voted best vocalist for the British Jazz Awards 2019, Sara will charm, move and delight you. Absolutely not to be missed!