Jo Harrop Trio “Tribute To Nina Simone
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult
The doors to this event will open at 7:30 pm and the music will commence at 8 pm
The much in demand jazz vocalist Jo Harrop will be showcasing the songs of the legendary Nina Simone along with the acclaimed pianist Alex Hutton and the noted bassist Jihad Darwish. Nina Simone’s music spanned a broad range of styles ranging from Jazz, Folk, Blues and Classical to R&B. Gospel and Pop. She went on to record over 40 albums between 1958 and 1974, making her debut with “Little Girl Blue” as well as having a hit single in the US with “I Loves You Porgy”. The repertoire will reflect Nina’s early years from her 1959 debut covering such classics as “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl”, “Love Me Or Leave Me”, “House Of The Rising Sun”, “Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “My Baby Just Cares For Me” among others. Expect to hear some fascinating background details of the iconic singer and pianist during this very special show. Jo Harrop is a hugely accomplished jazz singer making big waves on the UK jazz scene. “This girl was born to sing jazz … with all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts …” - Blues & Soul Magazine.