Upcoming Events

Thursday 1st March 2018

‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ comes to the Hideaway (2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Rd, Streatham SW16 2BF).  Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley.  With Byron Wallen on cornet, Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the late 1960s.  Expect a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dubé, exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson.

Tickets & info: https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/a-portrait-of-cannonball-thursday-1st-march-2018

Saturday 17th February 2018

Cafe Society Swing returns to the Hideaway (2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Rd, Streatham SW16 2BF) to tell the true story of the legendary New York nightclub.  If you love swing, blues and jazz, Cafe Society Swing will delight you with food for the ears, heart and feet.   This swinging celebration of the first racially mixed club in NYC features rising star Yazz Ahmed on trumpet, in a powerful horn section of Dave Bitelli, Nathaniel Cross and Tony Kofi, with stellar vocalists Vimala Rowe and Ciyo Brown, and pianist / MD Alex Webb.  ‘A genuine treat’ – The Times (****)

Tickets & info: https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/cafe-society-swing-saturday-17th-february-2018

Saturday 10th February 2018

‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ at the Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ.  Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley.  With Byron Wallen on cornet, Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the late 1960s.  Expect a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dubé, exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson.

Tickets & info: http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/

Thursday 1st February & Wednesday 7th February 2018

‘David McAlmont presents Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ at Soho’s Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street London W1F 7ED.  Inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie Holiday’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings The Blues, McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue.  The show includes many of Holiday’s best-known songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work through her 1940s Torch songs to her self-penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues. Alex Webb leads the accompanying band featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet), Katy Jungmann (tenor, clarinet), Flo Moore or Inga Eichlar (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums).

Tickets & info: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/david-mcalmont-feb-2018/118066345

Wednesday 17th January 2018

‘David McAlmont presents Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ at The Stables, Wavendon.  Inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie Holiday’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings The Blues, McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue.  The show includes many of Holiday’s best-known songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work through her 1940s Torch songs to her self-penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues. Alex Webb leads the accompanying band featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet), Katy Jungmann (tenor, clarinet), Flo Moore (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums).

Tickets & info: https://stables.org/event/david-mcalmont-presents-billie-holiday-at-carnegie-hall

Thursday 11th January 2018 

At Streatham’s Hideaway (2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Rd, Streatham SW16 2BF) – the return of ‘Charlie Parker on Dial’, a thrilling journey through the two ultra-creative years when the jazz genius was signed to the Dial record label.  With Nathaniel Facey (alto), Freddie Gavita (trupet), Aliocha Thevenet (guitar), Alex Webb (piano / narration), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Shane Forbes (drums), with special guest vocalist Deelee Dubé.

Tickets & info: https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/charlie-parker-on-dial-thursday-11th-january-2018

Saturday 16th December 2017

Jo Harrop and Alex Webb make a return visit to Paris to play duets at the celebrated ‘Boeuf Sur Le Toit’ restaurant near the Champs Elysées (34 rue du Colisée), Paris 8eme.

Tickets & info: http://www.boeufsurletoit.com/en

Thursday 30th November 2017

The Soho Piano Bar hosts ‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ with Alex Webb (piano), Tony Kofi (alto), Flo Moore (bass) and Pete Hill (drums).  A very cool, louche jazz bar in heart of London’s Soho (16 Carlisle Street W1D 3BT), well worth a visit.

Tickets & info: http://www.pianobarsoho.com/

Wednesday 29th November 2017

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ comes to the Belvedere Jazz Club at the Chichester Hotel, Old London Road, Rawreth, Nr. Wickford, Essex SS11 8UE with Alex Webb (piano), Tony Kofi (alto), Miles Danso (bass) and Joel Prime (drums).

Tickets & info: http://belvederejazz.co.uk/gigs/?event_id=95

Thursday 26th October 2017

Jo Harrop and Alex Webb make their musical debut in Paris, at the Sunside/Sunset club, 60 rue des Lombards, Paris 1er.   With Tony Kofi (alto), Miles Danso (bass) and Olivier Robin (drums), Harrop will, in the words of the club website, ‘rend homage à Peggy Lee, la chanteuse sensuelle que Duke Ellington appelait “la reine”.’

Tickets & info: http://www.sunset-sunside.com/concert/2017/10/26/

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Cafe Society Swing appears at the Guildford Jazz Festival!  Venue is the Prelude Suite, Harbour Hotel, 3 Alexandra Terrace, Guildford GU1 3DA at 7.45pm.  The show features vocalists Vimala Rowe and Ciyo Brown and a horn section of Tony Kofi (alto), Dave Bitelli (tenor, clarinet), Sue Richardson (trumpet) and Nathaniel Cross (trbne).

Tickets & info: https://tickets.visitguildford.com/en-GB/shows/guildford%20jazz%20festival-%20sunday%20at%20the%20harbour%20hotel/events

Friday 20th October 2017

‘David McAlmont presents Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ at The Pheasantry, Kings Road, London SW3 4UT.  Inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography ‘Lady Sings The Blues’, McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from her extraodinary life story, with a band led by pianist / MD Alex Webb.  Accompanying McAlmont and Webb are Sue Richardson (trumpet), Katy Jungmann (tenor, clarinet), Flo Moore (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums).

Tickets & info: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/chelsea-the-pheasantry

Thursday 19th October 2017

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ comes to the super-chic Zedel venue in West Soho. This art deco masterpiece is the perfect place for a tribute to the sultriest songstress of them all.  With Alex Webb (piano/MD), Miles Danso (bass), tbc (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax).

Tickets & info: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/fever-jo-harrop-sings-peggy-lee-oct-2017/108461329

Sunday 17th September 2017

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ at the Old Bluecoat School, Chapel St, Thatcham RG18 4JT.  With Alex Webb (piano/MD), Miles Danso (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax).

Tickets & info: https://oldbluecoatschool.org.uk/2017/01/31/thatcham-performing-arts-society-tea-and-cake-concert-programme-2017/

Thursday 14th September 2017

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ at the Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Rd, Streatham SW16 2BF.  With Alex Webb (piano/MD), Miles Danso (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax).

Tickets & info:  https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk//jo-harrop-sings-peggy-lee-thursday-14th-september-2017

Saturday 9th September 2017 

Cafe Society Swing gets its first Saturday evening slot at what Courtney Pine calls ‘the best jazz club in Europe’!  Featuring vocalists Vimala Rowe and Ciyo Brown and a horn section of Tony Kofi (alto), Erica Clarke (tenor, clarinet), Sue Richardson (trumpet) and Nathaniel Cross (trbne) at the Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF.

https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/cafe-society-swing-saturday-9th-september-2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017 (lunchtime)

‘Charlie Parker on Dial’ at Ronnie Scott’s Frith St London W1 featuring Nathaniel Facey (alto), Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and special guest Vimala Rowe (vocals).  Written and arranged by pianist Alex Webb, the show focuses on two years of Bird’s life when he recorded with Ross Russell’s Dial label, producing classics such as Ornithology, Night in Tunisia, Relaxin’ at Camarillo and Scrapple From The Apple – and revolutionising jazz on the way.

https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/4228-charlie-parker-on-dial-a-tribute-to-jazz-genius-charlie-bird-parker-alex-webb-band

Tuesday August 15th 2017

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ at the Pizza Express, Dean Street, Soho, London W1. With Alex Webb (piano/MD), Miles Danso (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax).

Tickets & Info: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/jo-harrop-sings-peggy-lee-and-the-great-torch-songs

Wednesday August 9th 2017

‘Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne’ at the Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.  A new musical, written by actor-singer Camilla Beeput and composed by Beeput and Alex Webb, ‘Stormy’ tells the extraordinary story of one of the most remarkable figures of 20th century entertainment, Lena Horne – singer, dancer, actress, pin-up and civil rights activist.  This performance is the last outing this year for this musical, which features a band of Alex Webb (piano/MD), Miles Danso (bass), Cheryl Alleyne (drs), Erica Clarke (reeds) and Sheila Maurice-Grey (trpt).

Tuesday July 25th 2017

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ with special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax) at Watermill Jazz Club’s new venue: Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Rd, Dorking RH4 1NZ

Tickets & Info: http://www.watermilljazz.co.uk/whats_on_june.htm

Thursday June 8th 2017

‘Charlie Parker on Dial’ at The Hideaway, Streatham featuring Nathaniel Facey (alto), Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and special guest Vimala Rowe (vocals).  Written and arranged by pianist Alex Webb, the show focuses on two years of Bird’s life when he recorded with Ross Russell’s Dial label, producing classics such as Ornithology, Night in Tunisia, Relaxin’ at Camarillo and Scrapple From The Apple – and revolutionising jazz on the way.

https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/charlie-parker-on-dial-thursday-8th-june-2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017

‘Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne’ at the Komedia, Bath.  A new musical, written by actor-singer Camilla Beeput and composed by Beeput and Alex Webb, ‘Stormy’ tells the extraordinary story of one of the most remarkable figures of 20th century entertainment, Lena Horne – singer, dancer, actress, pin-up and civil rights activist.

http://bathfestivals.org.uk/blog/event/stormy-the-life-of-lena-horne/

Wednesday 17th May 2017

‘Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne’ at the Norwich Playhouse.  A new musical, written by actor-singer Camilla Beeput and composed by Beeput and Alex Webb, ‘Stormy’ tells the extraordinary story of one of the most remarkable figures of 20th century entertainment, Lena Horne – singer, dancer, actress, pin-up and civil rights activist.

http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/festival/all-events/stormy-the-life-of-lena-horne

Friday 5th May 2017

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ at the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes (49 Station Road
SW13 0LF, near Barnes overground station).  ‘Fever’ celebrates the sultriest songstress of them all, Peggy Lee, with Alex Webb (piano, MD), Henry Gilbert (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax).

http://www.osoarts.org.uk/events/fever-jo-harrop-sings-peggy-lee/

Saturday 15th April 2017

Deelee Dube, first British winner of the Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Award, joins the Alex Webb trio for a some swinging and soulful jazz supported by ‘Level Neville’ Malcolm on bass and Shaney Forbes on the drums.  The venue is the stylish jazz loft at Brasseries Toulouse Lautrec, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN.

http://www.toulouselautrec.co.uk/whats-on

Thursday 6th April 2017 

Cafe Society Swing, featuring vocalists Vimala Rowe and Emrys Baird and a horn section of Nat Facey (alto), Dave Bitelli (tenor, clarinet), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet) and Richard Henry (trbne) at the Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF.

http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/

Thursday 23rd February 2017 

‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ with special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax) at the Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF.

http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/jo-harrop-sings-peggy-lee-thursday-23rd-february-2017

Saturday 11th February 2017

Cafe Society Swing, featuring vocalists Vimala Rowe and Ciyo Brown, makes its Lincolnshire debut at the South Holland Centre, 23 Market Pl, Spalding PE11 1SS.

http://www.southhollandcentre.co.uk/whats-on/view/cafe-society-swing

Sunday 5th February 2017 

‘Charlie Parker on Dial’ at the Stables, Wavendon  Featuring Nathaniel Facey (alto sax) and Steve Fishwick (trumpet) with special guest Vimala Rowe (vocals).  ‘Good script, good concept, fantastic music’ – London Jazz News

http://www.stables.org/Whats_on/Event/Charlie_Parker_on_Dial

Thursday 2nd February 2017 

‘Charlie Parker on Dial’ at the Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF.  Featuring Nathaniel Facey (alto sax) and Steve Fishwick (trumpet) with special guest Vimala Rowe (vocals).  ‘Good script, good concept, fantastic music’ – London Jazz News

http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/charlie-parker-on-dial-thursday-2nd-february-2017

Thursday 12th January 2017

Cafe Society Swing, featuring vocalists Vimala Rowe and Ciyo Brown, returns to the Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF.

http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/cafe-soceity-swing-thursday-12th-january-2017

Sunday 20th November 2016 (lunchtime)

‘Charlie Parker on Dial’ at Ronnie Scott’s club, Frith Street, Soho, London W1. Featuring Nathaniel Facey (alto sax) and Freddie Gavita (trumpet) with special guest Vimala Rowe (vocals).  ‘Good script, good concept, fantastic music’ – London Jazz News

http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/3650-charlie-parker-on-dial

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Cafe Society Swing returns to the wonderful cultural space JW3 on Finchley Rd, NW3 – last year’s show sold out quickly, so book now!  Featuring Vimala Rowe and Ciyo Brown.

Tickets & Info: https://www.jw3.org.uk/event/cafe-society-swing-0?pid=21840#.V6cM2PmU3IU

Thursday 15th September 2016

‘Charlie Parker on Dial’ at the Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF.  Featuring Nathaniel Facey (alto sax) and Freddie Gavita (trumpet) with special guest Camilla Beeput (vocals).  ‘Good script, good concept, fantastic music’ – London Jazz News

Tickets & Info: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/charlie-parker-on-dial-thursday-15th-september-2016

Monday 8th August 2016

Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee and the great Torch Songs at Pizza Express, Dean Street, Soho, London W1.  With Alex Webb (piano), Miles Danso (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax).

Tickets & Info: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/jo-harrop-sings-peggy-lee-and-the-great-torch-songs

Sunday 10th July 2016 (lunchtime)

Cafe Society Swing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Frith Street, Soho, London W1

Tickets & Info: http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/scheduledaily/2016/July/10

Tuesday 14th June 2016

Cafe Society Swing at Watermill Jazz Club’s new venue: Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Rd, Dorking RH4 1NZ

Tickets & Info: http://www.watermilljazz.co.uk/whats_on_june.htm

Tuesday 7th June 2016

‘Call Me Lucky’ CD release launch party:  celebrating the release of the new Alex Webb & The Copasetics CD at Pizza Express, Dean Street, Soho, London W1.  Featuring Vimala Rowe, Jo Harrop, Alexander Stewart, Miles Danso, Sophie Alloway and special guest tba.

Tickets & Info: http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/jazzList.aspx

Friday 27th May 2016 (lunchtime)

Carrying the Torch: a tribute to Torch Song with Jo Harrop at the Verdi Italian Restaurant, Door 12, Royal Albert Hall SW7 2AP

Tickets & Info: http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/?title=live+music+brunch

Thursday 12th May 2016

Cafe Society Swing at The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF

Tickets & Info: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Carrying the Torch: a tribute to Torch Song with Jo Harrop at the Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie, Kennington SE11 4RN

Tickets & Info: http://www.brasserietoulouselautrec.co.uk/live-music?date=2016-04-23#508886

Sunday 17th April 2016

Cafe Society Swing at The Sage Gateshead, Brandling St, Gateshead NE8 2BA

Tickets & Info: http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/gijf-16-cafe-society-swing/?tab=0

Thursday 17th March 2016

Cafe Society Swing at Pizza Express, Dean Street, Soho, London W1

Tickets & Info: http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/jazzList.aspx

Thursday 25th February 2016

Cafe Society Swing at The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2BF

Tickets & Info: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/

Friday 19th February 2016

Cafe Society Swing at the Stables, Wavendon

Tickets & Info: http://www.stables.org/Whats_on/Event/Jazz_at_Cafe_Society

Wednesday 17th February 2016

Carrying the Torch: a tribute to Torch Song with Jo Harrop at The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road Chelsea, London SW3 4UT

Tickets & Info: http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/popList.aspx

Friday 29th January 2016

Carrying the Torch: a tribute to Torch Song with Jo Harrop at The Library, 112 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2

Tickets & Info: http://www.lib-rary.com/events-calendar/

Friday 27th November 2015

Carrying the Torch: a tribute to Torch Song with Jo Harrop at the Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie, Kennington

Tickets & Info: http://www.brasserietoulouselautrec.co.uk/live-music?date=2015-11-27#504892

Friday 20th November 2015

Lush Life: The Songs of Billy Strayhorn featuring David McAlmont, Sandra Nkake and Allan Harris with the Frank Griffith Festival Nonet at the Cadogan Hall, Chelsea

Tickets & Info: serious.org.uk/events/info/lush-life-the-songs-of-billy-strayhorn

Thursday 29th October 2015

Cafe Society Swing at The Hideaway, Streatham

Thursday 15th October 2015

Cafe Society Swing at JW3, Finchley Rd London NW1

Friday 2nd October 2015

Carrying the Torch: a tribute to Torch Song with Jo Harrop at the Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie, Kennington

Saturday 26th September 2015

Cafe Society Swing at the Scarborough Jazz Festival