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Jo Harrop feat. Alex Webb

Time: 7:30 – 10:30pm
Room: Restaurant / Piano Bar
View Room

Tonight’s music performance will be free entry to those dining from the a la carte menu. Non-diners will be asked to pay a £10 cover charge per person.

Please call 020 7582 6800 or Book Online for a table.


TYPE OF EVENT : Jazz, Dinner Jazz

Jo Harrop 'her voice is amazing, think Isaly whisky, or tannin rich red wine - deep!' Accompanied by incredibly versatile and tasteful jazz pianist, songwriter & arranger Alex Webb.

Songs featured in the show include Peggy Lee’s Fever and Why Don’t You Do Right, Nina Simone’s Sugar in My Bowl, Billie Holiday’s I’m A Fool To Want You, Sarah Vaughan’s It Never Entered My Mind – as well as classics associated with Julie London, Jeri Southern and even Amy Winehouse.

“Jo Harrop has a beautiful & excellent tone with great stage presence”
Marlbank.net

“Jo Harrop is a jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound, evoking the greats such as Anita O'Day & Billie Holliday and Nina Simone, she delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound. "No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality”
Blues & Soul Magazine

“A singing sensation.... Her voice is amazing – think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine –deep, the lissom lady is a class act. Vocalist Jo Harrop held the audience in the palm of her hand from the first note, a sign that we were listening to something special.”
Bebop Spoken Here

Alex Webb is a pianist, songwriter and arranger whose 2016 album 'Call Me Lucky' won rave reviews from The Guardian, Evening Standard, Jazzwise and elsewhere. The CD features vocalists Liane Carroll, Cherise Coryna, Alexia Gardner, Allan Harris, Jo Harrop, David McAlmont, China Moses, Sandra Nkaké, Vimala Rowe, Alexander Stewart and Ayanna Witter-Johnson; musicians on the album include Nathaniel Facey, Freddie Gavita, Denys Baptiste, Winston Rollins, Sue Richardson, Alex Davis, Miles Danso, Andy Cleyndert, Andy Chapman, Sophie Alloway, Jo Caleb and Raphael Lemonnier.

“Webb plays the piano as nimbly as Fred Astaire dances"
Theeasy.com






Olive Branch Arts Refugee Project

Door: 6:30pm
Show: 7:00pm
Room: The Jazz Club
View Room


Entry with £20 donation

Only Bar food will be served in the Jazz Club.

To dine from the á la carte menu before the show
Please call 020 7582 6800 or Book Online
Please allow 60-90 minutes for dinner reservations.


TYPE OF EVENT : Refugee Fundraising Event, Cabaret & Comedy


Sand & Vision 2018 Sahrawi Refugee Project


Many of you know about the amazing work the artists at Olive Branch Arts have been doing in the Sahrawi Refugees Camps... here's a quick refresher for our regular supporters & an introduction & welcome to new friends.

In 2017 they launched their first photographic training on the camps for young photographers led by award-winning photographer Emma Brown. By offering participants a safe place to come together and learn new skills their aim is to develop confidence in young refugees to enable them to visually document their own stories and reduce the isolation of a remote refugee community through the sharing of photography.

THIS YEARS PROJECT

They will run an intensive second level photography training for young people exploring the question “How do you photograph freedom?” Part of this training will include a creative/therapeutic exploration of feelings & experiences the young people hold whilst living in exile.

A variety of music workshops will take place including the establishment of a small community choir which will explore the sounds of freedom.

They will exhibit photographs from last year across the camp on public buildings & hold an exhibition & musical performance to showcase visual & audio responses to this year’s exploration of ‘Freedom’.

They already have a UK launch booked in as part of the global movement Fair Saturday.

The projects take the young people out of their everyday lives & offer some respite from an extremely difficult & challenging living environment. Their engagement shows them the outside world is interested and aware of their story and gives them a creative outlet to process their political and social experience. The Sahrawi strongly believe in the power of art & culture as a means of bringing their plight to an international audience and our projects arm them with the tools and skills they need to do this.

ABOUT WESTERN SAHARA

Western Sahara is the last colony in Africa & the protracted territorial dispute between the Moroccan Kingdom, which claims sovereignty & the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi liberation movement that seeks independence. The majority of Sahrawi’s are refugees today in the South West Algerian Sahara, one of the harshest deserts in the world. Despite extreme hardships over more than 40 years in exile, the community has managed to build a democratically run nation in exile where women play a prominent role, defying Western preconceptions of Arab-Muslim societies. This community continue to live & fight for freedom peacefully, with courage, dignity & strength.

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